absorb+take+in

  • 1 absorb — 1 Absorb, imbibe, assimilate can all mean to take (something) in so as to become imbued with it or to make it a part of one’s being. The original meaning of absorb, to swallow up (both literally and figuratively), has been retained in spite of… …

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  • 2 absorb — [v1] physically take in a liquid blot, consume, devour, drink in, imbibe, ingest, ingurgitate, osmose, soak up, sop up*, sponge up*, suck in*, swallow, take in; concept 256 Ant. disperse, dissipate, eject, emit, exude, spew, vomit absorb [v2]… …

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  • 3 take — [tāk] vt. took, taken, taking [ME taken < OE tacan < ON taka < ? IE base * dēg , to lay hold of] I to get possession of by force or skill; seize, grasp, catch, capture, win, etc. 1. to get by conquering; capture; seize 2. to trap, snare …

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  • 4 Absorb — Ab*sorb , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Absorbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Absorbing}.] [L. absorbere; ab + sorbere to suck in, akin to Gr. ?: cf. F. absorber.] 1. To swallow up; to engulf; to overwhelm; to cause to disappear as if by swallowing up; to use up;… …

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  • 5 absorb — [ab sôrb′, abzôrb′; əbsôrb′] vt. [L absorbere < ab , from + sorbere, to suck in: see SLURP] 1. to suck up [blotting paper absorbs ink] 2. to take up the full attention or energy of; engross 3. to take in and incorporate; assimilate 4. to… …

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  • 6 absorb — ► VERB 1) soak up (liquid or another substance). 2) take in (information). 3) assimilate or take over (something less powerful). 4) use up (time or resources). 5) reduce the effect or intensity of (sound or an impact). 6) (usu. as absorbed or …

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  • 7 take in — [v1] deceive, fool beguile, betray, bilk, bluff, cheat, con, defraud, delude, do*, doublecross*, dupe, flimflam*, four flush*, gull, hoodwink, lie, mislead, pull wool over eyes*, swindle, trick; concept 59 take in [v2] understand absorb,… …

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  • 8 take up — vt to absorb or incorporate into itself <the rate at which the cells took up glucose> take up n …

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  • 9 take in — ► take in 1) cheat or deceive. 2) make (a garment) tighter by altering its seams. 3) encompass, understand, or absorb. Main Entry: ↑take …

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  • 10 absorb cash — take in money …

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  • 11 take in — verb 1. provide with shelter (Freq. 3) • Hypernyms: ↑house, ↑put up, ↑domiciliate • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. fool or hoax (Freq. 2) …

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  • 12 take up — verb 1. pursue or resume (Freq. 9) take up a matter for consideration • Hypernyms: ↑embark, ↑enter • Verb Frames: Somebody s something 2. adopt (Freq. 5) …

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  • 13 take — takable, takeable, adj. taker, n. /tayk/, v., took, taken, taking, n. v.t. 1. to get into one s hold or possession by voluntary action: to take a cigarette out of a box; to take a pen and begin to write. 2. to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a book …

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  • 14 absorb */*/ — UK [əbˈzɔː(r)b] / US [əbˈsɔrb] / US [əbˈzɔrb] verb [transitive] Word forms absorb : present tense I/you/we/they absorb he/she/it absorbs present participle absorbing past tense absorbed past participle absorbed 1) a) to take in a gas, liquid, or… …

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  • 15 absorb — ab|sorb [ əb sɔrb, əb zɔrb ] verb transitive ** ▸ 1 take in gas/heat etc. ▸ 2 make something part of something else ▸ 3 learn new information ▸ 4 reduce harmful effects ▸ 5 hold attention ▸ 6 use a lot of something 1. ) to take in a gas, liquid,… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 absorb — absorbable, adj. absorbability n. /ab sawrb , zawrb /, v.t. 1. to suck up or drink in (a liquid); soak up: A sponge absorbs water. 2. to swallow up the identity or individuality of; incorporate: The empire absorbed many small nations. 3. to… …

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  • 17 absorb — ab•sorb [[t]æbˈsɔrb, ˈzɔrb[/t]] v. t. 1) to suck up (a liquid); soak up: A sponge absorbs water[/ex] 2) to take in and assimilate; incorporate: The empire absorbed many nations[/ex] 3) to involve the full attention of; engross: This book will… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 take — [[t]teɪk[/t]] v. took, tak•en, tak•ing, n. 1) to get into one s hands or possession by voluntary action: Take the book, please[/ex] 2) to hold, grasp, or grip: to take a child by the hand[/ex] 3) to get into one s possession or control by force… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 take — v 1. acquire, secure, get, obtain, gain, procure, come by, Sl. cop; catch, seize, capture; hold, grasp, grip, clasp, embrace; garner, harvest, gather, glean; reach, attain, achieve, win; receive, accept, react or respond to; have, possess,… …

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  • 20 take over — verb 1. seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one s right or possession (Freq. 12) He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town he usurped my rights She seized control of the throne after… …

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