absorb (someone or something) in(to) (something)

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absorb (someone or something) in(to) (something)

1. To integrate someone or something 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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: absorb

absorb something in(to) something

[of matter or substance] to draw something into itself. The sponge absorbed all the moisture into its fibers.
See also: absorb
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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She floated again from out the light and into the gloom (which deepened momently) and again her shadow fell from her into the ebony water, and became absorbed into its blackness.
Temporary teachers are absorbed into the service on permanent terms whenever a vacancy arises, Minister of Basic Education, Mr Bagalatia Arone has said.
According to them, for the past ten years since the school was established, conscious efforts were made to get it absorbed into the public system, but were not successful, a development which compelled the chiefs to levy members of the catchment communities for the payment of the teachers.
Energy impingent on the floor is directly absorbed into the radiant cooling water loop.
His surface was just naturally absorbed into the culture at large, but what is so compelling to dedicated artists is his honesty.
Less than 20% of nonheme iron, the type found in non-animal-product foods, is absorbed into the body when consumed.
"The cores begin to degrade as moisture accumulates on or is absorbed into the core or core wash coating."
Each time one rubs the skin where the powder has been applied, a dose of the stored substance is squeezed from the sponges and absorbed into the skin.
Because of the high solubility of hydrogen (H) in the liquid state of copper alloys, H gas can be absorbed into the metal during melting.