absorb (something/someone) in(to)

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absorb (something/someone) 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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Yes, finally the world's dominant culture has absorbed us into its increasing impressive folds of flab, where we're not happy that we've achieved true value for money unless we have meat sweats and shame in our hearts.