May 19, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
soak up /ˈsoʊk ˈʌp/ phrasal verb
soak up
/ˈsoʊk ˈʌp/
phrasal verb
The woman is soaking up the warm weather.
The woman is soaking up the warm weather.
Learner's definition of 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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