lick up


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lick something up

to clean up all of some substance by licking with the tongue. (Usually said of an animal.) Don't worry about the spilled milk. The dog will lick it up. The dog licked up the milk.
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lick up

v.
To eat or drink something completely by licking: The kitten licked up the milk. The dog licked the spilled food up.
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