scarf up

Definition of scarf up

US, informal

  1. :  to take (something) in a quick and eager way People scarfed up the free gifts.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  either of the chamfered or cutaway ends that fit together to form a scarf joint

    :  an in-line joint made by chamfering, halving, or notching two pieces to correspond and lapping them

  1. :  to unite by a scarf joint

    :  to form a scarf on

  1. :  a military or official sash usually indicative of rank

    :  tippet

    :  a broad band of cloth worn about the shoulders, around the neck, or over the head

  1. :  to wrap, cover, or adorn with or as if with a scarf

    :  to wrap or throw on (a scarf or mantle) loosely

  1. :  scoff

    :  snap

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

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