Definition of soak up
- The rag soaked up most of the water.
- We went to the beach and soaked up the sun/sunshine all afternoon.
- I sat at my table for an hour soaking up the atmosphere of the café.
- The performers stood on the stage, soaking up the applause.
- He eagerly soaked up every word she said.
- She has an ability to soak up new information very quickly.
- This project is soaking up resources that could be used elsewhere.