soak sth up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “soak sth up” in the English Dictionary

"soak sth up" in British English

See all translations

soak sth up

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


If a ​drymaterial or ​substancesoaks up a ​liquid, it ​absorbs the ​liquid through ​itssurface: I ​tried to ​soak up most of the ​spilledmilk with a ​dishcloth.


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.


informal to ​understand and ​rememberinformation well: Given the ​rightenvironment, ​children are like ​sponges and will ​soak up ​information.


to use up all or most of a ​supply of something, ​especially a ​supply of ​money: The ​repairs on ​ourhousesoaked up all ​oursavings.
(Definition of soak sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “soak sth up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 吸收,吸掉(液体)…
in Turkish emmek, çekmek…
in Russian впитывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 吸收,吸掉(液體)…
in Polish wchłaniać ( coś )…
What is the pronunciation of soak sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“soak sth up” in British English

    Word of the Day

    be nothing to it

    used to say something is very easy

    Word of the Day

    There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
    There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!
    by Kate Woodford,
    November 25, 2015
    In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. As you might expect, definitions for this word are broadly similar in other dictionaries and yet the italicized

    Read More 

    climatarian adjective
    climatarian adjective
    November 23, 2015
    choosing to eat a diet that has minimal impact on the climate, i.e. one that excludes food transported a long way or meat whose production gives rise to CO2 emissions Climate change is not normally on people’s minds when they choose what to have for lunch, but a new diet is calling for

    Read More