It had a festive air last Sunday as residents flooded into the spotlessly clean park to soak up the first rays of spring.
I particularly liked his zebra skin rug, and the pool table laden with finger food to soak up all the alcohol.
Spring is starting to arrive, and we plan to soak up as much sun as our vitamin-D-deficient bodies can handle.
We say goodbye to Romain and head to a sandwich shop nearby to soak up some of the alcohol.
Payroll employment increased by 165,000--more than enough to soak up population growth.
To Remove Ink from a Carpet, soak up as much of it as possible with blotting paper.
It is so adjusted as to soak up all evidence that helps it, and shed all that harms it.
When St. Cyprian was beheaded, his brethren brought napkins to soak up his blood.
It will soak up the rest, and you can start the fire with them.
"The cloth will soak up some of the water, and the gentle wind will blow the rest off and dry him," said Madeline's mother.
Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (cf. West Flemish soken), possibly from PIE *sug-, from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). Transitive sense "drench, permeate thoroughly" is from mid-14c.; that of "cause to lie in liquid" is from early 15c. Meaning "take up by absorption" is from 1550s. Slang meaning "to overcharge" first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking. As a noun, mid-15c., from the verb.