absorb

/əbˈsoɚb/

  • Verb
  • to take in (something, such as a liquid) in a natural or gradual way
    1. A sponge absorbs water.
    2. Plant roots absorb moisture.
    3. a fabric that absorbs sweat
    4. Water is absorbed by plants through their roots.
    5. nutrients that are absorbed into the body
  • to draw in (heat, light, energy, etc.)
    1. The walls are made of a material that absorbs sound.
    2. absorbing heat from the sun
  • to learn (something)
    1. She is good at absorbing information/knowledge.
    2. He has retained the values that he absorbed as a young man.
  • to take in and make (something) part of a larger group, country, etc.
    1. a country that has absorbed many immigrants
    2. smaller countries invaded and absorbed by/into bigger ones
  • to take up the whole interest or attention of (someone)
    1. His interest in photography absorbs him completely.
    2. I was so absorbed by her story that I lost track of time.
    3. She was (completely) absorbed in [=lost in] thought.
    4. He quickly found himself absorbed in [=engrossed by] the movie.
  • to prevent (something harmful or unwanted) from passing through
    1. The frame of the car absorbed the impact.
  • to accept or deal with (something that is difficult, harmful, etc.)
    1. The company has had to absorb many setbacks in the past year.
    2. The expenses were absorbed [=borne] by his family.
  • to use up (something)
    1. His work absorbs almost all of his time.

Những từ liên quan với ABSORB

digest, grasp, ingest, employ, assimilate, learn, involve, imbibe, devour, comprehend, get, blot, follow, incorporate