soak up

Definition of soak up

  1. 1 :  to take in (liquid) :  absorb The rag soaked up most of the water.

  2. 2 :  to enjoy feeling or experiencing (something pleasant) in usually a slow or relaxed way 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.

  3. 3 :  to learn and remember (something) quickly He eagerly soaked up every word she said. She has an ability to soak up new information very quickly.

  4. 4 :  to use a large amount of (money, supplies, etc.) This project is soaking up resources that could be used elsewhere.

Word by Word Definitions

soakplay
  1. :  to lie immersed in liquid (as water) :  become saturated by or as if by immersion

    :  to enter or pass through something by or as if by pores or interstices :  permeate

    :  to drink alcoholic beverages intemperately

  1. :  the act or process of soaking :  the state of being soaked

    :  that (as liquid) in which something is soaked

    :  drunkard

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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