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.