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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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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.
absorb something in(to) something
[of matter or substance] to draw something into itself. The sponge absorbed all the moisture into its fibers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.