\ˈslərp \
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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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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Translation: Ticks are tiny creatures sans backbones that latch onto your body and slurp up your blood like gross, miniscule, multi-legged vampires. Kate Sheridan, SELF, "Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You," 14 July 2018 To celebrate, the town of Arcata hosts a bivalve bacchanalia each June, usually on Father’s Day, in which revelers slurp down some 100,000 oysters and spend almost $1 million. Richard Stenger,, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 Now you can get spiked slushies to slurp with the Carolina-style barbecue, in which a whole pig is smoked slowly over hardwood, before its sweet, fatty meat is chopped up and mixed together. New York Times, "Fun Things to Do This Weekend: Pride, Summer Solstice and Sensory Overload in Brighton Beach," 21 June 2018 The crew of the EV Nautilus used underwater robots equipped with a suction tube to slurp up samples of sediment. Sandi Doughton, The Seattle Times, "Meteorite search off the Washington coast recovers two small fragments," 3 July 2018 Boat to them, scoop them out of the bay and slurp them up on a tidal flat. Richard Stenger,, "Everything you need to know about the oyster capital of California," 3 July 2018 The big rainbows that call the South Fork home are coming up to slurp caddis imitations and yellow sally stoneflies. Swinging bigger patterns like leeches, sculpins and cicadas is a good way to target trophy-sized fish. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Fishing is hitting its summer stride across southern Idaho," 8 June 2018 The blurs of bobbing pink necks are distinctly woodpecker-like in their chaotic, slurp-tastic quest for krill. Sarah Bahr, Indianapolis Star, "Ultimate Indiana bucket list: 50+ things to do in Indianapolis and around the state," 11 July 2018 The switch came in response to requests from both customers and store employees, the company said, and became more urgent as cold drinks—typically slurped through straws—surged in popularity. Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Starbucks to Eliminate Plastic Straws by 2020," 9 July 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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English Language Learners Definition of slurp

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


\ˈslərp \
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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