Definitions

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  • v. absorb

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take in, also metaphorically
  • v. devote (oneself) fully to

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Many of our finalists have returned to the Conference to do readings, deliver papers, and soak up the Florida ambiance.

    New Race

  • "The earth will not soak up your blood," Tenskwa-Tawa had promised diem.

    He Don't Know Him

  • Teague finally asked when we stopped to soak up Magritte’s L’Empire des Lumieres.

    The 310: Boy Trouble

  • Pan-frying meat allows the meat to soak up its own fat, which makes it juicier but also higher in calories and fat.

    The Flex Diet

  • He said he was trying to soak up the past, get in touch with the waterfront's ghosts, find out how it really was. "

    Till the Butchers Cut Him Down

  • The arm she'd draped across Black Elk's chest tingled from being too long in one position and her lungs hurt from trying to soak up oxygen around the smoke-borne debris lodged in the tissues.

    Firestorm

  • There, she could sit on the warm grass and soak up the sun while watching fish swim through the crystal-clear water flowing over gravel beds.

    Men Don't Leave Me

  • Barney Rowan's sage government insider who warned that if Sinn Fein do what people think they are going to do (ir call an election to split unionism and soak up a few seats themselves) they risk winning the battle but losing the war …

    Slugger O'Toole

  • He had his leather wristbands on to soak up the sweat from his arms, but the delicate hands were ungloved, gripping the axe handle lightly and with exquisitely directed skill.

    The Thorn Birds

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