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soak sth up

phrasal verb with soak
 
 
/səʊk/ verb [I, T]
B2 If a dry substance soaks up a liquid, the liquid goes into the substance: Fry the potatoes until they soak up all the oil.Physical and chemical processes
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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