scarf up

phrasal verb

scarfed up; scarfing up; scarfs up
US, informal
: to take (something) in a quick and eager way
People scarfed up the free gifts.

Examples of scarf up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even a Siberian husky named Chaka gets in on the action, scarfing up a vegan dog treat — every canine who comes through the door gets one. Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2024 For evidence, follow the trail of punk’s teeth marks: in the mid-70’s, the first strains of punk beat down and scarfed up wanky arena rock and disco. Jonathan Rowe, Spin, 11 Aug. 2023

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“Scarf up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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