1. To be able to take in, as of liquids; SYN. suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up.
2. To become imbued; of liquids, light, or gases, in chemistry.
3. To cause to become one with
4. To engage or engross wholly; SYN. engross, engage, occupy.
5. To suck or take up or in; SYN. take in.
6. To take up, as of debts or payments; SYN. take over.
7. To take up, as of knowledge or beliefs; SYN. assimilate, ingest, take in.