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English verb: soak up

1. soak up (contact) take in, also metaphorically


SamplesThe sponge absorbs water well.
She drew strength from the minister's words.


Synonymsabsorb, draw, imbibe, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)blot, mop, mop up, sponge up, wipe up

2. soak up (cognition) devote (oneself) fully to


SamplesHe immersed himself into his studies.


Synonymsabsorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, steep


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP


Broader (hypernym)center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet


Narrower (hyponym)drink, drink in


Verb groupimmerse, plunge









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