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soaking up

 
Noun soaking up has 1 sense
  1. 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
  1. 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"
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  2. 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
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    => Somebody ----s something
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