soak up

1. To absorb or gather moisture or liquid. A noun or pronoun can be used between “soak” and “up.” Use a paper towel to soak excess fat up after you cook the sausages. The paramedic applied a second bandage to help soak up the blood.2. By extension, to absorb or take in all or as much of something as possible. A noun or pronoun can be used between “soak” and “up.” I can”t wait to be on the beach soaking up the sun! She was captivated by the class, soaking up the teacher”s every word. I always try to soak his advice up whenever he offers it.See also: soak, up

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Lit. to gather up moisture or a liquid, using an absorbent cloth, paper, etc. Alice soaked the spill up with a sponge. she soaked up the spilled milk. 2. Lit. to absorb moisture or a liquid. Please get some paper towels to soak the spill up. The sponge soaked up the orange juice. 3. Fig. to learn or absorb some information; to learn much information. I can”t soak information up as fast as I used to be able to. The tourists will soak up anything you tell them.See also: soak, up

soak up

1. Absorb, take in, as in I lay there, soaking up the sun, or She often went to hear poets read their work, soaking up every word. This usage, alluding to absorbing a liquid, dates from the mid-1500s. 2. Drink to excess, as in She can really soak up her beer. See also: soak, up

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1. To absorb something, such as a liquid, through or as if through pores: The towel under the sink soaks the leaking water up. The quilt used to hang in the barn, and I”m afraid it soaked up some of the smell.2. To take in or accept something mentally, especially eagerly and easily: I soaked up the atmosphere as I wandered its streets. The student soaked up everything the teacher said.See also: soak, upSee also:

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take into oneself like a sponge takes up water He was able to soak up a lot of knowledge when he went to the summer film seminar.

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v. 1. To take up water or other liquid as a sponge does. The rag soaked up the water that I spilled. 2. To use a sponge or something like a sponge to take up liquid. John soaked up the water with the rag. 3. informal To take up into yourself in the way a sponge takes up water. Mary was lying on the beach soaking up the sun. Charles soaks up facts as fast as the teacher gives them.
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