Definition of Soak up

1. Verb. Take in, also metaphorically. "She drew strength from the minister's words"

Exact synonyms: Absorb, Draw, Imbibe, Sop Up, Suck, Suck Up, Take In, Take Up
Specialized synonyms: Mop, Mop Up, Wipe Up, Blot, Sponge Up
Derivative terms: Absorber, Absorption, Imbiber, Suck, Sucker
Also: Draw In, Draw In, Suck In



2. Verb. Devote (oneself) fully to. "He immersed himself into his studies"
Exact synonyms: Absorb, Engross, Engulf, Immerse, Plunge, Steep
Related verbs: Immerse, Plunge
Generic synonyms: Center, Centre, Concentrate, Focus, Pore, Rivet
Specialized synonyms: Drink, Drink In
Derivative terms: Absorption, Engrossment, Engrossment, Engrossment, Immersion

Definition of Soak up

1. Verb. absorb ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Soak Up

so many
so much
so much as
so much for
so quiet one can hear a pin drop
so so
so that
so there
so they say
so to say
so to speak
so what
soak
soak the runner
soak through
soak up (current term)
soakage
soakages
soakaway
soakaways
soakcrust
soaked
soaked to the bone
soaked to the skin
soaken
soaker
soakers
soaking
soaking up
soaking wet

Literary usage of Soak up

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Henley's Twentieth Century Forrmulas, Recipes and Processes: Containing Ten by Gardner Dexter Hiscox (1914)
"Allow it to rest for only a minute, draw olF the acid with a glass or rubber syringe, and soak up the last trace of acid with a moist sponge. ..."

2. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2006)
"Mr. Dressup and I began to soak up English. I began to soak up the idea of ... I began to soak up the fact that none of the kids on the TV had wings. ..."

3. Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capitalby Oecd, Organisation for Economic Co-operation, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, OECD Staff, Development. by Oecd, Organisation for Economic Co-operation, (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, OECD Staff, Development. (2000)
"Scenario three - similar to scenario two, except two New Zealand companies are used - one to soak up the tax sparing credits and the other to accumulate tax ..."

4. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1911)
"... can soak up either a large or a small quantity of water, and with the water (that is the important point) all sorts of chemical bodies soluble in water. ..."

5. Newest England: Notes of a Democratic Traveller in New Zealand, with Some by Henry Demarest Lloyd (1900)
"If the land-tax is increased so as to soak up all the unearned increment of the freehold, it will also soak up all the unearned increment of the leasehold. ..."

6. Newest England: Notes of a Democratic Traveller in New Zealand, with Some by Henry Demarest Lloyd (1900)
"If the land-tax is increased so as to soak up all the unearned increment of the freehold, it will also soak up all the unearned increment of the leasehold. ..."

7. The Practical Teacher by Joseph Hughes (1885)
"Name some other things that will soak up water ? Blotting- paper, flannel, bread, etc. What do we say of all these things because they soak up water? ..."

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