love up

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love up (third-person singular simple present loves up, present participle loving up, simple past and past participle loved up)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To demonstrate affection (on somebody).
    • 2009, L. Lee Cowan, Except for All the Snakes, I Just Love It Out Here, →ISBN, page 122:
      Two or three times a day, I bundle up, put on my boots, go out the front door, sit in Greigg's glider and love up on Cork a bit — he's never far from the door.
    • 2013, Stephanie Perry Moore, Wearing My Halo Tilted, →ISBN:
      And I had spent so much great time loving up on my kids.
  2. (transitive, informal) To demonstrate affection for; treat in a loving way.
    • 2010, Lavonne Ellis & David Crandall, Customer Love, page 57:
      Don't just help people, don't just love up your customers, do it in a way that is consistent with your desired position in your community.
  3. (transitive, informal) To accept; to love wholeheartedly. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
    • 2013, Kathy Freston, The Lean, →ISBN, page 111:
      Look back at the list several times today, and then a few times a day in the following days, so that you are checking in regularly and loving up your shadow.
  4. (transitive, informal) To make love to.
    • 2009, Gorey, Arlene, My Spanking Diary, page 28:
      I was just in my pajamas and slippers, and I blushed because she was looking at me. Then she whispered, "Take off your jammies, and love me up good, Arlene. Please, I want you to."


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