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English verb: sop up

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


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


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


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


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

2. sop up (consumption) take up as if with a sponge


Synonymssuck in, take in, take up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)consume, have, ingest, take, take in









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