soaking up

Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Idioms.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for soaking up

(chemistry) a process in which one substance permeates another

References in periodicals archive ?
After soaking up pressure it was Amlwch who finally broke the stalemate after 78 minutes when substitute Darryl Charlton clattered the post, only for fellow replacement Luke McGivern to react quickest, prodding the ball past keeper Ryan Roberts.
But at home, resorts like Bournemouth saw beaches awash with sunbathers soaking up the balmy weather.
Mike Rogers, managing director for small business at Barclays, says: "What we may be seeing is a sponge effect, where people are spending time soaking up all a company has to offer in terms of training, experience, contacts, know-how and industry savvy before turning it to their own use in a new business.
Catching rays, soaking up sun, baking on the beach--there are myriad ways to describe the typical summer tanning experience.
They become sponges, soaking up all the information they can, from the hitting background to the opposing pitcher.