- to absorb or take in or up by absorption: Blotting paper soaks up ink.
- to absorb with one's mind or senses; take in: to soak up information.
- Slang. to drink to excess: He can really soak up the booze.
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On the northeasternmost point of the U.S., pancake-like ployes are a daily staple, whether covered in syrup or soaking up gravy.On the Canadian Border, It's Pancakes for Every Meal|Jane & Michael Stern|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liquor made by soaking tiger bones in Chinese wine brings hefty prices on online exchanges.Why Do Chinese Oligarchs Secretly Love Illegal Tiger Meat?|Jake Adelstein|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are also indoor baths and a foot soaking area, the perfect antidote to a long day of pounding the trail.Take Refuge from Tokyo’s Winter at These Hot Springs|Condé Nast Traveler|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I felt like a really nice car, or a soaking tub, or a fireplace, or something that would drive the price of an apartment way up.Why I Roofied Myself: A Model on Fashion and the Date-Rape Drug|Anonymous|January 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another cure is Kvass, a slightly alcoholic beverage made by soaking dried rye bread with sugar and yeast.
Jim huddled himself up like the rest: the crew turned in soaking, and woke up steaming, just as the men do even nowadays.The Chequers|James Runciman
The dragon lies full length, half sleeping, on the soaking cloud.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
About 15 minutes of soaking will be sufficient to make them pliable enough to bend over at right angles.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
I will not permit you to take your soaking clothes upstairs.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
Fresh blood was soaking through the cloth around his shoulder—a strip of blue gingham torn from Nancy's dress, White Bear now saw.Shaman|Robert Shea