\ ˈslərp How to pronounce slurp (audio) \
slurped; slurping; slurps

Definition of slurp

intransitive verb

: to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking

transitive verb

: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound

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Other Words from slurp

slurp noun

Examples of slurp in a Sentence

He always slurps his soup. his dinner date slurped her soup directly from the bowl

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While Carrie in the early 2000s may have cared more about sales at Barneys, building a closet the size of an apartment, and slurping on fancy cocktails, Carrie now would be completely different. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Watch Sarah Jessica Parker Revive Carrie Bradshaw in Stella's Epic Super Bowl Ad," 3 Feb. 2019 Facebook is notorious for slurping data from users and nonusers alike to feed its advertising business. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "There's a Whole Web of Popular Apps Sending Your Data Off to Facebook," 2 Jan. 2019 Instead, many of us drink, chew, and slurp down pricey products that claim to restore electrolytes and prevent fatigue without giving the ingredient list another thought. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "Your Guide to Using Electrolytes Properly," 21 May 2018 To stop slurping data is to cut off a revenue stream, and putting money into data security appears on a budget sheet like dumping money into a black hole. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "Tech Companies Shouldn't Make Us Trust Them, At All," 11 Jan. 2019 Most runners get their quick-digesting carbs from gel packets or sports chews (GU, Hammer, and Clif are great options), which are easy to slurp down while running. Laura Schwecherl, SELF, "The First-Time Marathoner's Guide to Fuel and Hydration for Your Marathon Training," 6 Oct. 2018 The location-monitoring apps slurp seemingly every bit of data at their disposal, the report states. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Popular Apps Are Tracking And Selling Your Location Data to an Alarming Degree," 10 Dec. 2018 Most will find out in the usual way; after having tiny blobs of tissue slurped up through a needle, smeared and stained on a slide, and put under the discerning eye of a pathologist. Megan Molteni, WIRED, "With Medicare Support, Genetic Cancer Testing Goes Mainstream," 20 Mar. 2018 What this means: Google has taken plenty of heat for slurping up user data and using it to generate personalized ads—a practice employed by many other companies, including Microsoft. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Here's a way to help protect your browser from Google Chrome's latest privacy snafu," 24 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of slurp

1648, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for slurp

Dutch slurpen; akin to Middle Low German slorpen to slurp

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The first known use of slurp was in 1648

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English Language Learners Definition of slurp

informal : to eat or drink (something) noisily or with a sucking sound


\ ˈslərp How to pronounce slurp (audio) \
slurped; slurping

Kids Definition of slurp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound



Kids Definition of slurp (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sucking sound made while eating and drinking

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