HyperDic: soak_up

English > 2 senses of the expression soak up:
VERBcontactsoak up, absorb, suck, imbibe, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take uptake in, also metaphorically
cognitionsoak up, steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorbdevote (oneself) fully to
English > soak up: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake in, also metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsabsorb, suck, imbibe, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
Narrowerblotdry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge upabsorb as if with a sponge
wipe up, mop up, mopTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
English > soak up: 2 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningDevote (oneself) fully to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymssteep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb
Caused byplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Narrowerdrink in, drinkBe fascinated or spell-bound by
Broaderconcentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivetdirect one's attention on something
Similar toplunge, immerseCause to be immersed
Spanishabsorberse, abstraerse, aislarse, concentrarse, embelesarse, empaparse, enfrascarse, ensimismarse, sumergirse, zambullirse
Catalanimmergir-se, submergir-se

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