2. phrasal verb
If you soak up the sun, you sit or lie in the sun, because you enjoy it. [informal]
[V P n (not pron)] ⇒ I was lying on my stomach soaking up the sun.
4. phrasal verb
→ soak If something soaks up something such as money or other resources, it uses a great deal of money or other resources.
[V P n] ⇒ Defence soaks up forty per cent of the budget.
[V P n (not pron)] ⇒ External broadcasting soaks up more resources in Britain than elsewhere. [Also V n P]
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