HyperDic: sop_up

English > 2 senses of the expression sop up:
VERBcontactsop up, absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, suck up, draw, take in, take uptake in, also metaphorically
consumptionsop up, take in, suck in, take uptake up as if with a sponge
English > sop up: 2 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake in, also metaphorically.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsabsorb, suck, imbibe, soak 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
Spanishabsorber
Catalanabsorbir
English > sop up: 2 senses > verb 2, consumption
Meaningtake up as if with a sponge.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymstake in, suck in, take up
Broaderconsume, ingest, take in, take, haveServe oneself to, or consume regularly
Spanishabsorber, chupar, sorber

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