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English definition of “soak sth up”

soak sth up

(LIQUID) phrasal verb with soak     /səʊk/ US  /soʊk/ verb
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.Physical and chemical processes
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