Definition of ladle up

: to serve with or as if with a ladle lustily singing out for someone to ladle him up— Herman Melville

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“Ladle up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ladle%20up. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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