English verb: soak up
|1.||soak up (contact) take in, also metaphorically|
|Samples||The sponge absorbs water well.|
She drew strength from the minister's words.
|Synonyms||absorb, draw, imbibe, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s something|
|Narrower (hyponym)||blot, mop, mop up, sponge up, wipe up|
|2.||soak up (cognition) devote (oneself) fully to|
|Samples||He immersed himself into his studies.|
|Synonyms||absorb, engross, engulf, immerse, plunge, steep|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP
|Broader (hypernym)||center, centre, concentrate, focus, pore, rivet|
|Narrower (hyponym)||drink, drink in|
|Verb group||immerse, plunge|