soak up[ sohk ]SEE DEFINITION OF soak up
Synonyms for soak up
- pick up
- be taught
- be trained
- become able
- become versed
- brush up on
- burn midnight oil
- commit to memory
- crack the books
- drink in
- get down pat
- get the hang of
- get the knack of
- improve mind
- major in
- minor in
- pore over
- specialize in
- take course
- take in
- train in
- wade through
Antonyms for soak up
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOAK UP
When dried they are of very little use, and serve only to soak up good gravy, from which they take more flavour than they give.
It is so adjusted as to soak up all evidence that helps it, and shed all that harms it.
It will soak up the rest, and you can start the fire with them.
But he continued to soak up a little—not much, but a little.
“Not more than I can soak up,” replied Norrak, looking back with a laugh.
Make a mixture of milk and raw eggs, enough to soak up in six rusks.
Some absorbent is used to soak up the tubercle-forming organisms.
I began to soak up the fact that none of the kids on the TV had wings.
There are several grades and weaves on the market some being loosely woven and they soak up water like cheesecloth.
Keep a little tissue paper in the bottle to soak up moisture and to prevent the specimens from rubbing.
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.