lick up

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lick up (third-person singular simple present licks up, present participle licking up, simple past and past participle licked up)

  1. (transitive) To consume something by first licking it from a surface.
    • 1854, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Christmas Banquet:
      There was likewise a homeless dog, with his tail between his legs, licking up the crumbs and gnawing the fragments of the feast

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