soak up

soak up  {v.}
1. To take up water or other liquid as a sponge does.
The rag soaked up the water that I spilled.
2. To use a sponge or something like a sponge to take up liquid.
John soaked up the water with the rag.
3.  {informal}
To take up into yourself in the way a sponge takes up water.
Mary was lying on the beach soaking up the sun.
Charles soaks up facts as fast as the teacher gives them.
Categories: informal verb

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