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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theysoak up
he/she/itsoaks up
present participlesoaking up
past tensesoaked up
past participlesoaked up
  1. 1
    if a dry or soft substance soaks up a liquid, the liquid goes into it
    Use paper towels to soak up the oil.
  2. 2
    informal to spend time experiencing, listening to, or feeling something enjoyable
    Visit the market to soak up the local atmosphere.
    We’re having a great time, soaking up the sun.
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