Значение идиомы soak up

[soak up] {v.} 1. To take up water or other liquid as a spongedoes.

The rag soaked up the water that I spilled.

2. To use asponge or something like a sponge to take up liquid.

John soaked upthe water with the rag.

3. {informal} To take up into yourself in theway a sponge takes up water.

Mary was lying on the beach soaking upthe sun.

Charles soaks up facts as fast as the teacher givesthem.


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