drink in

drink in
transitive verb
1 [+fresh air] respirar; [+story, sight, atmosphere] empaparse de; [+words] estar pendiente de
he stood, drinking in the view se quedó parado, empapándose de la vista; she sat there drinking in his words estaba ahí sentada, pendiente de sus palabras; the children were drinking it all in a los niños no les escapaba nada
John Coffin sat there drinking in the details of his appearance and behaviour It was a very still afternoon and I was just drinking in that moment of peace I went to the bar sometimes to drink in the atmosphere along with the beer Brenda watched with amusement as her daughter drank in the rabbi's words
2 [+plant, soil] absorber
it drinks in a lot of water through its roots
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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