\ 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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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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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 Use the extra pocket change for slurping oysters on the boardwalk and kayaking across the town’s wildlife-rich, saltwater marsh. Stephanie Granada, Sunset, "10 Great Deals on Labor Day Weekend Getaways," 22 Jan. 2018 To Facebook's ever-vanishing credit, there are engineering reasons to slurp up this data. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook's Latest Leak Is a Timely Reminder That Your Data Is Snagged Even Before You Hit Publish," 14 Dec. 2018 Aging in concrete leaves this with a fascinating minerality that makes it a perfect wine to sip while slurping fresh oysters. Andy Perdue, The Seattle Times, "DeLille Cellars’ 2015 Harrison Hill is Andy Perdue’s Wine of the Year," 26 Oct. 2018 Join the regulars at communal tables, wordlessly slurping noodle soup from dawn till late morning (pho is a breakfast thing here). Peter Jon Lindberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "Hanoi, Time and Again," 20 Nov. 2018 In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. Janie Har, The Seattle Times, "San Francisco to consider outlawing plastic straws, stirrers," 24 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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