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2 definitions found
 for soak up
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  soak up
      v 1: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water
           well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words" [syn:
           absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up,
           draw, take in, take up]
      2: devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his
         studies" [syn: steep, immerse, engulf, plunge,
         engross, absorb, soak up]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  64 Moby Thesaurus words for "soak up":
     absorb, adsorb, air-dry, anhydrate, assimilate, bake, blot,
     blot up, brush, burn, chemisorb, chemosorb, cure, dehumidify,
     dehydrate, desiccate, digest, drain, drink, drink in, drink up,
     dry, engross, evaporate, exsiccate, filter in, fire, imbibe,
     infiltrate, ingest, insolate, kiln, lap, lap up, lick, mummify,
     osmose, parch, percolate in, rub, scorch, sear, seep in, shrivel,
     slurp, slurp up, smoke, soak in, sorb, sponge, sponge up, sun,
     sun-dry, swab, swill up, take in, take up, thirst, torrefy, towel,
     weazen, wipe, wither, wizen
  
  

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