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Verb: soak up
  1. Take in, also metaphorically
    "The sponge soaks up water well";
    - absorb, suck, imbibe, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
  2. Devote (oneself) fully to
    - steep, immerse, engulf, plunge, engross, absorb

Derived forms: soaking up, soaked up, soaks up

Type of: center [Brit, US], centre [Brit, Cdn], concentrate [Brit], focus [Brit], pore [Brit], rivet [Brit]