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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References in classic literature ?
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.
Energy impingent on the floor is directly absorbed into the radiant cooling water loop.
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.
At best, only 5 to 10 percent of most eyedrops gets into the eye," Lee says, adding that the rest typically gets absorbed into the bloodstream, where it may lead to serious complications.