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English definition of “soak sth up”

soak sth up

(INFORMATION) informal phrasal verb with soak     /səʊk/ US  /soʊk/ verb
to understand and remember information well: Given the right environment , children are like sponges and will soak up information .Understanding and comprehending
(Definition of soak sth up (INFORMATION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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