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soak sth up

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

soak sth up (LIQUID)

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.

soak sth up (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.

soak sth up (INFORMATION)

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

soak sth up (USE ALL)

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 Learners 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 )…
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