scarf up

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of scarf up

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

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

  1. : to unite by a scarf joint

  2. : to form a scarf on

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

  2. : tippet

  3. : 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

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

  1. : scoff

  2. : snaptransitive 2}

up play
  1. : in or into a higher position or level

  2. : from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  3. : from below the horizon

  1. : risen above the horizon

  2. : standing

  3. : being out of bed

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

  2. : up into or in the

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

  1. : one in a high or advantageous position

  2. : an upward slope

  3. : a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. : to rise from a lying or sitting position

  2. : to move upward : ascend

  3. 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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