Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “soak sth up”

soak sth up

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

(LIQUID)

If a dry material or substance soaks up a liquid, it absorbs the liquid through its surface: I tried to soak up most of the spilled milk with a cloth.

(EXPERIENCE)

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.

(INFORMATION)

informal to understand and remember information well: Given the right environment, children are like sponges and will soak up information.

(USE ALL)

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.
(Definition of soak sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of soak sth up?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“soak sth up” in English

    Definitions of “soak sth up” in other dictionaries

    Word of the Day

    maiden

    a girl or young woman

    Word of the Day

    Countability – grammar codes

    by Dom Glennon​​,
    November 26, 2014
    Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

    Read More 

    ped-text verb

    November 24, 2014
    to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

    Read More