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soak sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with soak   /səʊk/ us    /soʊk/

(LIQUID)

If a dry material or substance soaks up a liquid, it absorbs the liquid through its surface: I tried to soak up most of the spilled milk with a cloth.

(EXPERIENCE)

B2 to enjoy the effects or experience of something as much as possible: I love to lie on the beach and soak up the sun. Just stroll around the bazaar and soak up the atmosphere.

(INFORMATION)

informal to understand and remember information well: Given the right environment, children are like sponges and will soak up information.

(USE ALL)

to use up all or most of a supply of something, especially a supply of money: The repairs on our house soaked up all our savings.
Translations of “soak sth up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 吸收,吸掉(液體)…
in Russian впитывать…
in Turkish emmek, çekmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 吸收,吸掉(液体)…
in Polish wchłaniać ( coś )…
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