Definition of soak something up in English:

soak something up

  • 1Absorb a liquid: use clean tissues to soak up any droplets of water
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    • The towels soaked up the red liquid with blinding efficiency, soaking up almost ten times their weight in liquid.
    • The bread soaked up the meaty juices in a satisfyingly rustic way.
    • The garden also uses bark chip mulch which soaks up water and slowly releases it into the ground and a combination of soil and gravel to improve drainage.
  • 1.1Expose oneself to or experience something beneficial or enjoyable: lie back and soak up the Mediterranean sun he spends his time painting and soaking up the culture
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    • For half a century now many rich and varied cultural experiences have been soaked up over the scorching hot Perth summers.
    • Lie back and soak it up - the bright tones and soothing vocals are best appreciated horizontally, although there's plenty of wiggle in these wobbly cut-up rhythms as well.
    • We both spent time outside, soaking up some rays and just enjoying the spring weather.
  • 1.2 informal Cost or use up money: the project had soaked up over £1 billion
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