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English definition of “soak sth up”

soak sth up

(USE ALL) phrasal verb with soak     /səʊk/ US  /soʊk/ verb
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 .Using and misusing
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