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.
We say goodbye to Romain and head to a sandwich shop nearby to soak up some of the alcohol.
The rough edges of the lobster will help it soak up the other flavors.
To Remove Ink from a Carpet, soak up as much of it as possible with blotting paper.
When dried they are of very little use, and serve only to soak up good gravy, from which they take more flavour than they give.
When St. Cyprian was beheaded, his brethren brought napkins to soak up his blood.
It is so adjusted as to soak up all evidence that helps it, and shed all that harms it.
"The cloth will soak up some of the water, and the gentle wind will blow the rest off and dry him," said Madeline's mother.
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+)