The economy will teeter, one foot over the cliff, while members of Congress soak up the recess sun or swoosh down the ski slopes.
Payroll employment increased by 165,000--more than enough to soak up population growth.
I particularly liked his zebra skin rug, and the pool table laden with finger food to soak up all the alcohol.
Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (cf. West Flemish soken), possibly from PIE *sug-, from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). Transitive sense "drench, permeate thoroughly" is from mid-14c.; that of "cause to lie in liquid" is from early 15c. Meaning "take up by absorption" is from 1550s. Slang meaning "to overcharge" first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking. As a noun, mid-15c., from the verb.
A sexually interesting and interested woman: It's a snuggy. No, too young, a snugette. Fourteen years old and hot to trot (1970s+)