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absorb

verb
1 verb soak up (liquid etc) TRANSITIVEsúigh verb  c m uionsúigh verb  c m uit easily absorbed all the water shúigh sé an t-uisce go léir go réidh, d'ionsúigh sé an t-uisce uile go héascathe paint was absorbed into the canvas shúigh an canbhás an phéint 2 verb take into bloodstream TRANSITIVEtóg isteach  c m uionsúigh verb  c m uglac isteach  c m uit's easily absorbed into the blood glactar isteach san fhuil go héasca é
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3 verb take in (information, atmosphere) TRANSITIVEsúigh isteach  c m uslog verb  c m utabhair leat  c m uI found it hard to absorb all the information chuaigh sé crua orm an t-eolas go léir a shú isteach, bhí sé deacair orm an t-eolas ar fad a thuiscintshe absorbed every detail of the street shúigh sí isteach gach gné den tsráid, thug sí léi gach gné den tsráidwe sat there and absorbed the atmosphere shuíomar ansin ag sú isteach an atmaisféir 4 verb be influenced by (belief etc) TRANSITIVEsúigh isteach  c m utóg isteach  c m uslog verb  c m uchildren absorb the opinions of their parents súnn leanaí isteach tuairimí a gcuid tuismitheoirí, tugann leanaí leo tuairimí a gcuid tuismitheoirí, slogann páistí tuairimí a gcuid tuismitheoirí 5 verb grasp (news) TRANSITIVEtóg isteach  c m uglac le PhrV  c m utuig verb  c m uit's hard to absorb the truth tá sé deacair glacadh leis an bhfírinneit took her a while to absorb the news thóg sé tamall uirthi an nuacht a chreidiúint 6 verb engage interest TRANSITIVEthe film absorbed him bhí sé tógtha go hiomlán leis an scannán, bhí a aird go hiomlán ar an scannán, bhí sé sáite sa scannánbright colours absorb her is breá léi dathanna gealato be absorbed in a book bheith sáite i leabhar 7 verb make part of larger entity TRANSITIVEslog verb  c m utóg isteach  c m uthe country was absorbed into the Soviet Union rinneadh cuid den Aontas Sóivéadach den tír, slogadh an tír isteach san Aontas Sóivéadach 8 verb take in (people) TRANSITIVEtóg isteach  c m uglac verb  c m uthe country has absorbed many immigrants tá go leor inimirceach tógtha isteach ag an tír 9 verb take in (light, energy etc) TRANSITIVEsúigh isteach  c m uionsúigh verb  c m utóg isteach  c m ublack clothing absorbs heat súnn éadach dubh an teas isteach 10 verb take (impact) TRANSITIVEmaolaigh verb  c m uto absorb a blow buille a mhaolúthey're supposed to absorb the impact tá siad in ainm bheith ábalta an tuairt a mhaolú

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