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English definition of “absorb”

absorb

verb [T] (PAY)    /əbˈzɔːb/ US  /-ˈzɔːrb/
if a business absorbs the cost of something, it pays that cost easily : The school has absorbed most of the expenses so far , but it may have to offer fewer places next year to reduce costs .Businesses and enterprises
(Definition of absorb verb (PAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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