|1.||[ verb ] take in, also metaphorically|
|Synonyms:||absorb suck_up take_up sop_up draw take_in soak_up suck|
"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"
|Related terms:||wipe_up blot sponge_up attract attract distract aspirate suck_in aspirate suck_in chump absorption sucking absorber|
|2.||[ verb ] take in liquids|
"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"
|Related terms:||consume sip gulp suck toss_off drain_the_cup guzzle swill guggle lap toss_off drain_the_cup drink drinking beverage swallow|
|3.||[ verb ] (chemistry) take into solution, as of gas, light, or heat|
|Related terms:||absorb imbibition|
|4.||[ verb ] (education) receive into the mind and retain|
"Imbibe ethical principles"