An Foclóir Nua Béarla-Gaeilge
Bosca cuardaigh an Fhoclóra Nua Béarla-Gaeilge a leabú ar do shuíomh idirlín féin
Focail chosúla: shack up · speak up · stack up · stock up · book up · cock up · cook up · fork up · hook up · lock up
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soak up

1 (v + adv) informal take in (sth) fully TRANSITIVEhe soaked up all that was said thóg sé isteach an méid a dúradhshe soaked up the history of the area chuir sí an dúspéis i stair an cheantair 2 (v + adv) (of a substance or object) absorb sth TRANSITIVEsúigh isteach  c m uthe sponge soaked up the milk shúigh an spúinse isteach an bainne 3 (v + adv) informal consume a lot of money, time etc TRANSITIVEídigh verb  c m uthe expenses soaked up the budget d'ídigh na costais an buiséad, caitheadh an buiséad ar chostaisher hobby soaked up her energy chaith sí a cuid fuinnimh ar a caitheamh aimsire 4 (v + adv) informal withstand sth TRANSITIVEwe soaked up their attacks bhíomar breá ábalta ag a gcuid ionsaithe, níor chuir a gcuid ionsaithe isteach ná amach orainn → féach soak