soak up
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soak up(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to take in liquid)
a. absorber
The oatmeal will soak up the coconut milk if you leave them in a bowl together overnight.La avena absorberá la leche de coco si las dejas en un bol durante la noche.
b. empapar
The new paper towels soak up way more than the last brand I bought.Los nuevos papeles absorbentes empapan mucho más que la marca que compraba antes.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to draw in)
a. empaparse de
I like to go to basketball games and soak up all the enthusiasm from the fans.Me gusta ir a los partidos de baloncesto y empaparme de todo el entusiasmo de los aficionados.
b. absorber
Our daughter soaks up everything she learns in science class.Nuestra hija absorbe todo lo que aprende en la clase de ciencias.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to use up)
a. absorber
The highways soak up all the infrastructure funding.Las autopistas absorben todos los fondos para la infraestructura.
b. percibir
The military seems to soak up all our taxes.Parece que los militares perciben todos nuestros impuestos.
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soak up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (liquid)
a. absorber
2. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to s up the suntostarse al sol
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soak up
transitive verb
absorber
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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