soak up

Definitions of soak up
  1. verb
    take in, also metaphorically
    synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up
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    mop, mop up, wipe up
    to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    dry (ink) with blotting paper
    sponge up
    absorb as if with a sponge
    swab, swob
    wash with a swab or a mop
    soak up with a sponge
  2. verb
    devote (oneself) fully to
    synonyms: absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, steep
    immerse, plunge
    cause to be immersed
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    drink, drink in
    be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
    type of:
    center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet
    direct one's attention on something
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