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English definition of “absorb”

absorb

verb [T]     /əbˈzɔːb/
if an organization absorbs the cost of something, it pays that cost : The law school has absorbed most of the expenses so far , but it may have to offer fewer places next year to reduce costs .
FINANCE if one company absorbs another company in a takeover , they become one company : Telecorp Holdings absorbed its Spanish subsidiary , Digital Corporation , into its British headquarters .
(Definition of absorb verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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