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Noun soaking up has 1 sense
- absorption, soaking up - (chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another; a fluid permeates or is dissolved by a liquid or solid
--1 is a kind of sorption
--1 has particulars: imbibition
Verb soak up has 2 senses
- absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
Something ----s something
- steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb, soak up - engross (oneself) fully; "He immersed himself into his studies"
--2 is one way to concentrate, focus, center, centre, pore, rivet
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody PP
=> Somebody ----s something