soak up

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soak up

  1. absorb
    The tissue soaked up all of the spilled milk.
    • 2013, Chris Bevan, "[1]", BBC Sport, 19 October 2013:
      Tan was not at Stamford Bridge and Mackay's tactics proved effective as his side soaked up Chelsea's attacks despite conceding the majority of possession, and frequently threatened on the break.
Last modified on 20 October 2013, at 11:12