absorb (someone or something) in(to)

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absorb (someone or something) in(to)

1. To integrate into a new environment or situation. At least the new company has been able to absorb all of the old employees into its corporate structure
2. To draw or pull a liquid into a porous item. The paper towel quickly absorbed the liquid into itself.
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absorb someone in(to) something

[of a person or a group of people] to include someone in all the activities of the group; to integrate someone into something. The club absorbed the new members into the organization.
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absorb something in(to) something

[of matter or substance] to draw something into itself. The sponge absorbed all the moisture into its fibers.
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Companies such as Talegen, which had been a top 10 writer of commercial lines in the 1980s, went out of business, while other notable leaders were absorbed in acquisitions.
6 million square feet absorbed in New Jersey during the past 12 months.
Postwar Germany, absorbed in rebuilding and mesmerized by its prodigious Wirtschaftswunder, deliberately forgetful of both the horrors it had caused (Auschwitz, etc.
However, we must acknowledge that, in these days where much pleasure is gained by those who spend hours absorbed in the sort of public disclosure and pulp fiction that take place on daily talk shows such as Maury Povich, Racki Lake, Geraldo, and Montel Williams, Lester's novel should provide more than sufficient intrigue.
But because light could be made to disappear (by being absorbed in a black cloth, for example), Newton may have suspected that the constituents of matter too could be created and destroyed, says Wilczek.