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Definition of the verb soak up
What does soak up mean as a doing phrase?
- take in, also metaphorically
- lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
- synonyms of soak up: absorb / draw / imbibe / sop up / suck / suck up / take in / take up
- more specific terms:
- devote (oneself) fully to
- lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
- synonyms of soak up: absorb / engross / engulf / immerse / plunge / steep
- more generic words: center / centre / concentrate / focus / pore / rivet = direct one's attention on something
- more specific terms: drink in / drink = be fascinated or spell-bound by
Alternative definition of the verb soak up
- See absorb.
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Designed as a Practical Guide to Aptness and Variety of Phraseology by Richard Soule
Soak in, Imbibe, draw iu, soak up. goud up' sÍ'<Mlzo2N'iaz Ti 1 ...
by Ronny J. Coleman
Absorb To soak up or drink in, as when a hazardous material is taken into a plant, textile, or soil. Absorbed Dose The quantity of a material absorbed per unit of mass of tissue; unit of dose varies from chemical to chemical. Absorbent Materials ...
by Cora Sylestine, Heather K. Hardy, Timothy Montler
smooth—soak 631 632 soak up—something sometime—sound 633. smooth to be smooth: loobo, timichko, tinko. to be smoother: limihko, to be shiny and smooth: limichko. to be soft (to the touch), smooth, cushioned: yabohli, to have a smooth ...
Mongolian English Dictionary (2013)
to soak up УУХАЙ 1.cheer, ...
by Oxford University Press
soak up liquid or another substance. 2 take in information. 3 take over something less powerful. 4 use up time or resources. 5 reduce the effect or strength of sound or an impact: buffers absorbed most of the shock. 6 hold someone's attention.
by Merriam-Webster, Inc
has been retained in spite of the development of a later and more common sense, to soak up (both literally and figuratively). When the former idea is stressed, ...
by American Heritage Dictionary
absorb, soak up, wipe up 07 clean up, round up 09 iinish oti mope 04 iret, pine, sulk 05 bmod, droop ...
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