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soak up

1. To absorb or gather moisture or liquid. A noun or pronoun can be used between "soak" and "up." Use a paper towel to soak excess fat up after you cook the sausages. The paramedic applied a second bandage to help soak up the blood.
2. By extension, to absorb or take in all or as much of something as possible. A noun or pronoun can be used between "soak" and "up." I can't wait to be on the beach soaking up the sun! She was captivated by the class, soaking up the teacher's every word. I always try to soak his advice up whenever he offers it.
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soak something up

 
1. Lit. to gather up moisture or a liquid, using an absorbent cloth, paper, etc. Alice soaked the spill up with a sponge. she soaked up the spilled milk.
2. Lit. [for cloth, paper, or other absorbent material] to absorb moisture or a liquid. Please get some paper towels to soak the spill up. The sponge soaked up the orange juice.
3. Fig. to learn or absorb some information; to learn much information. I can't soak information up as fast as I used to be able to. The tourists will soak up anything you tell them.
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soak up

1. Absorb, take in, as in I lay there, soaking up the sun, or She often went to hear poets read their work, soaking up every word. This usage, alluding to absorbing a liquid, dates from the mid-1500s.
2. Drink to excess, as in She can really soak up her beer.
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soak up

v.
1. To absorb something, such as a liquid, through or as if through pores: The towel under the sink soaks the leaking water up. The quilt used to hang in the barn, and I'm afraid it soaked up some of the smell.
2. To take in or accept something mentally, especially eagerly and easily: I soaked up the atmosphere as I wandered its streets. The student soaked up everything the teacher said.
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The 20-year-old was spotted doing countless kick ups, as he soaked up the sun during his festive getaway with his family, the Daily Mail reported.
SCOTLAND was battered by torrential rain yesterday, while the rest of Britain soaked up the sun on the hottest day of the year.
Hundreds of thousands soaked up the sun as the fine weather held across most of the country.
Thousands of revellers also soaked up the sun and the fun at festivities in Acocks Green, Cotteridge and Northfield.
CHRIS Evans and Billie Piper soaked up the sun and the fun at a theme park.
The Yankees slugger soaked up the sun during a relaxing day with his new ladylove, the New York Daily News reported.
Hundreds of thousands soaked up the sun as the fine weather held across most of the country following the Vernal Equinox on Friday - officially the first day of spring.
TEMPERATURES soared as a bevy of beach babes soaked up the sun over the weekend.
CHRIS Evans and Billie Piper soaked up the sun - and the fun - at a theme park.
'They couldn't possibly lower the tone.' Manchester United star Wayne and his girlfriend, both 19, frolicked in the surf and soaked up the sun.
SOME would say it's sweet - and some would ask for a sick bucketLiberty X singer Michelle Heaton and boyfriend Andy Scott Lee were a picture of togetherness during their break in the CanariesThe pair couldn't keep their hands off each other as they frolicked in the waves and soaked up the sun on a secluded beach.