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soak up

1 soak up (something) or soak (something) up : to take in (liquid) : ABSORB

The rag soaked up most of the water.

This kind of paper soaks up ink easily.

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 [=savoring] the atmosphere of the café.

The performers stood on the stage, soaking up the applause.

3 : to learn and remember (something) quickly

He eagerly soaked up [=took in] every word she said.

She has an ability to soak up new information very quickly.

4 : to use a large amount of (money, supplies, etc.)

This project is soaking up resources that could be used elsewhere.

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