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slurp

To read a large data file entirely into core before working on it. This may be contrasted with the strategy of reading a small piece at a time, processing it, and then reading the next piece. "This program slurps in a 1K-by-1K matrix and does an FFT." See also sponge.
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The Song Writers Cafe is at the Slurping Toad in Hurst Street on Sundays from 2.
Pasta sales are booming, and Japanese are slurping up skinnier spaghetti.
The slurping is repeated at various intervals as the beverage cools.
One of my colleagues is constantly sniffing and burping, and when he eats fruit at his desk, the room is filled with the sound of slurping.
Slurping, chomping and sharp-toothed mastication ensues.
In southern Africa, the hairy-footed and the short-tailed gerbils poke into a ground-hugging lily, slurping nectar and emerging dusted with pollen, says Steven D.
Movie fans are fed up with romantic screen moments being ruined by the slurping of drinks.
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Still, the poor sap's wife, Violet (Gena Rowlands, slurping the scenery with a gusto that locals reserve for oysters), shrugs her shoulders, telling Caroline to double her husband's ``remedies.
farm and grazing land, and Australian pines and Brazilian pepper trees are slurping up Florida's fresh water.
The food's OK,'' he said, slurping down noddles at New Town.