Definition of soak up
1. To absorb or draw in a substance, especially all of that substance
3. To learn, especially passively or eagerly; to allow an experience to affect oneself.
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My sound soaks up all other sound.
The tiny flame of the oil stove gave just enough heat to boil water, but he crouched toward it as if he could soak up warmth.
- The plants that live close to the ground now make haste to sprout and flower and soak up the spring sunshine before the trees above produce their own leaves.
EU funds should play no part in that, nor should we facilitate opportunities for companies to soak up grants and then move on.
Once the mushrooms have done their job and soaked up the caffeine, the remnants may be used as animal feed.
They soak up water like a sponge and thereby cool the atmosphere.
The sponge soaks up water.
We were just sitting soaking up the atmosphere.
All of our Member States are looking to make reductions in their national budgets and yet the European Union budget keeps expanding, soaking up their savings.
Allow the meat to soak up all its seasonings, so make sure that you allow time in marinating.