Definition of slurp in English:



  • Drink or eat (something) with a loud sucking noise:

    ‘she slurped her coffee’
    [no object] ‘he slurped noisily from a wine glass’
    • ‘When the waitress returned with everybody else's drinks, Jason snatched the white cappuccino mug and noisily slurped the foam beginning to overflow atop the glass.’
    • ‘Mom lectured as she snatched Jason's drink and began slurping it up.’
    • ‘A friend of mine called them slurpers, because their only job appeared to be slurping tea and coffee.’
    • ‘As she slurped water noisily, I put her leash back in the drawer.’
    • ‘Once we finished slurping our drinks and chomping down on pizza, we laughed hysterically at the guys' jokes and stories.’
    • ‘The point is that if you have had the pleasure of slurping a frostie, you know that they are pretty damn thick.’
    • ‘Moments later I was slurping a mug of good hot coffee and relating the journey.’
    • ‘These pigs usually compound the offense by slurping their drinks.’
    • ‘They were both silent, Jake drank some of his chocolate, slurping it into his mouth.’
    • ‘One was Mr. Rao slurping a double sundae and the other was Ms. Rao tucking into a large bowl of strawberries and cream.’
    • ‘He is watching back-to-back videos and slurping his mug of tea.’
    • ‘Listening to Gerry slurping his drink from an oversized glass or sticking out his chin and puckering his lips didn't do anything for me.’
    • ‘I was slurping minestrone soup at an Italian restaurant, laughing with a friend, when her cell phone rang.’
    • ‘She slurped her tea as loud as she could, blew on her sandwich, although it wasn't hot, and slouched in her chair.’
    • ‘They finished off the week slurping fruit smoothies and eating healthy biscuits they made themselves.’
    • ‘I'm sitting here scratching and slurping tea listening to Libby Purves.’
    • ‘Before I knew it, I was happily slurping my delicious pea and mint soup one-handed, left arm hooked blissfully over banister.’
    • ‘The last thing I remember before I drifted off to sleep was the annoying slurping noise of him sucking on his thumb.’
    • ‘Now I'm washing out of a bucket of water, slurping my tea and arguing with rickshaw drivers.’
    • ‘Ko-chin looked curiously at Molly who was noisily slurping her soda.’
    drink, swallow, guzzle, slurp, attack, down, drink down, drink up, force down, get down, finish off, polish off, drain, empty, imbibe, have, take, partake of, ingest, consume, sup, sip, lap
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  • 1A loud sucking sound made while drinking or eating:

    ‘she drank it down with a loud slurp’
    • ‘Thick white noodles with water chestnuts, broccoli and beansprouts came in the lightest of soy sauces, with only the slightest hint of ginger, making for an uneventful slurp.’
    • ‘He took a slurp from his schooner and dug his fork into a chunk of fish.’
    • ‘There was a crack and a slurp as she opened the beer, took a long pull, and passed it to me.’
    • ‘Between slurps Tenchiki tried to start a conversation, ‘So.’’
    • ‘Many smoked pipes or large, oily cigars and all took deep slurps from tarnished tankards that barmaids bustled around to refill.’
    • ‘Nyx gritted her teeth and took a slurp out of her drink.’
    • ‘Kyle finished his drink with a big slurp, and wiped his mouth with the back of his hand.’
    • ‘Amidst the slurps of their tongues rubbing on hard spit-polished leather, I ask Donald whether his strategies are geared towards securing 701 nominations.’
    • ‘The last noodles disappear with a slurp and the spoon is left to clatter to the table.’
    • ‘Silence developed between the two, the only noise being the slurps from Duncan drinking his coffee and Carl pulling out a plate from the cupboard.’
    • ‘Again the fake teat went into the calf's mouth but this time, with a delighted slurp, she began suction so powerful the heavy plastic sides of the bottle caved in and mountains of foam built up at the corners of her mouth.’
    • ‘As usual, the food mountain expressed itself in quivering, groaning, and loud slurps.’
    • ‘Between slurps, he asks if any of his officers have arrived yet, which is the same question I was asked five minutes ago by a higher-up at Northwest Detectives.’
    • ‘Along with Dawn, Angie, Julia and Kevin, Baz left his Lawrence Street watering hole after a few slurps in good time to get to the airport.’
    • ‘He came toward me in the darkness and stretched out his neck, put his head down to the water and drank with noisy slurps.’
    • ‘Vinny brought the plastic cup of beer to his mouth and tipped his head back, gulping nervously, chugging the entire beverage in just a few slurps.’
    • ‘‘That's dumb,’ I mumbled in between two long slurps of the meal.’
    • ‘That was when he heard slurps from across the table.’
    • ‘The pair was silent except for the barely audible slurp as he drank his wine.’
    • ‘Mother laments dramatically this morning in between slurps of her chamomile tea, while glaring at my head, and nervously fingering the choker of pearls around her neck.’
    1. 1.1 A mouthful of liquid drunk with a loud sucking sound:
      ‘he took a noisy slurp of his beer’
      • ‘‘I'm not really like this character, no,’ says Capaldi, as he reaches for a slurp of americano.’
      • ‘‘No wonder he wasn't interested in Izzy,’ said Jacob, lazily, and took a slurp of his sundae.’
      • ‘Gradually add the remaining hot liquid in large slurps, again stirring often and making sure each amount is absorbed before you add more.’
      • ‘Rachel coughed on a slurp of water not sure of what to say about her mother.’
      • ‘Sarah sighed angrily at looked over at Rach who was taking a slurp of her drink.’
      • ‘The whole experience reminded me of my old man when he used to take us in the local boozer's beer garden and I'd have a cheeky slurp of this type of beer when he'd nipped off to ‘see a man about a dog’.’
      • ‘He did gag for a split second, but that stopped once a slurp of wine flushed his throat.’
      • ‘He stuffed a sausage into his mouth and then took a long slurp of his orange juice.’
      • ‘‘I hope so,’ says Mandy, taking a slurp of her strawberry milkshake, the bright overhead fluorescents highlighting her face.’
      • ‘He took a slurp of his own soup and then looked up at me with a boyish smirk.’
      • ‘Another slurp of wine and out with my favourite wok.’
      • ‘Witt takes a long, slow slurp of cappuccino and offers a wicked ‘wouldn't you like to know?’’
      • ‘But in his usual noncommittal way he just shrugged and took another slow slurp of beer’
      • ‘‘You know you're going to get in trouble,’ Kate pointed out, taking a slurp of her drink and leaning back casually in her seat.’
      • ‘Even before I'd taken a slurp of the broth, I felt better.’
      • ‘What would Matt think if he knew that I actually - I took another slurp of my soup, attempting to drown my thoughts.’
      • ‘Then, the woman who is not yet old takes a Christmas slurp of whisky and rubs out the pencil mark on the bottle, replacing it with another lower down.’


Mid 17th century: from Dutch slurpen.