absorber


absorber
v.
1 to absorb.
esta aspiradora no absorbe el polvo muy bien this vacuum doesn't pick up dust very well
esta crema se absorbe muy bien this cream works into the skin very well
La esponja absorbe agua y fluidos The sponge absorbs water and fluids.
La película absorbe a María The film absorbs=captivates Mary.
El amortiguador absorbe energía The shock absorber absorbs energy.
El tema absorbe a Pedro The topic absorbs=engrosses Peter.
2 to take up, to soak up.
esta tarea absorbe mucho tiempo this task takes up a lot of time
3 to absorb by merger (empresa).
4 to assimilate.
El estómago absorbe los nutrientes The stomach assimilates nutrients.
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absorber
verbo transitivo
1 (líquidos) to absorb, soak up
2 figurado (conocimientos) to absorb
3 figurado (consumir) to use up
4 figurado (cautivar) to captivate
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verb
to absorb, soak up
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1. VT
1) [+ líquido] to absorb, soak up
2) [+ información] to absorb, take in; [+ recursos] to use up; [+ energías] to take up; [+ atención] to command
2.
See:
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verbo transitivo
1)
a) <líquido/ruido/calor> to absorb
b) <tiempo> to occupy, take up; <recursos/energía> to absorb

una actividad que te absorbe totalmente — an activity that takes up all your time and energy

2) <empresa> to take over
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= absorb, steep + Reflexivo + in, take up, hijack, take in, soak in, co-opt, soak up, sop up, pick up, suck up.
Ex. For the majority, however, IT was regarded as simply another topic to absorb into syllabuses.
Ex. The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
Ex. The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
Ex. Information may have been hijacked as the province of computer operators rather than librarians.
Ex. People like to browse the books and magazines, take in the ambiance, and be seen and perceived as a patron of the arts and literature.
Ex. Among the visual attributes found to be most useful were: absorption (soaks in, sits on top), luster (shiny, dull), flakiness (doesn't flake off, flakes off), and thickness (thin, thick).
Ex. Social workers accused librarians of moving into their territory, of co-opting their activity, of doing social work without training, of being representative of establishment interests.
Ex. They gradually soak up language, discovering the rules by which it works almost without noticing it.
Ex. Here are activities to sop up those extra minutes by reinforcing what you're taught.
Ex. Then these suggestion can be picked up by the editor, and communicated to the author.
Ex. Cinder blocks do suck up paint quickly but mine are light because I only used the left over paint from the walls.
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* absorber tiempo = absorb + time.
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verbo transitivo
1)
a) <líquido/ruido/calor> to absorb
b) <tiempo> to occupy, take up; <recursos/energía> to absorb

una actividad que te absorbe totalmente — an activity that takes up all your time and energy

2) <empresa> to take over
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= absorb, steep + Reflexivo + in, take up, hijack, take in, soak in, co-opt, soak up, sop up, pick up, suck up.

Ex: For the majority, however, IT was regarded as simply another topic to absorb into syllabuses.

Ex: The great storyteller, FC Sayers, having advised the beginner to 'steep himself in folklore until the elemental themes are part of himself,' explains how best to get command of a tale.
Ex: The rows over Britain's contributions to the Community budget and runaway spending on the the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which took up two thirds of the budget, were documented blow by blow in the press.
Ex: Information may have been hijacked as the province of computer operators rather than librarians.
Ex: People like to browse the books and magazines, take in the ambiance, and be seen and perceived as a patron of the arts and literature.
Ex: Among the visual attributes found to be most useful were: absorption (soaks in, sits on top), luster (shiny, dull), flakiness (doesn't flake off, flakes off), and thickness (thin, thick).
Ex: Social workers accused librarians of moving into their territory, of co-opting their activity, of doing social work without training, of being representative of establishment interests.
Ex: They gradually soak up language, discovering the rules by which it works almost without noticing it.
Ex: Here are activities to sop up those extra minutes by reinforcing what you're taught.
Ex: Then these suggestion can be picked up by the editor, and communicated to the author.
Ex: Cinder blocks do suck up paint quickly but mine are light because I only used the left over paint from the walls.
* absorber tiempo = absorb + time.

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absorber [E1 ]
vt
A
1 ‹líquido› to absorb, soak up; ‹humedad› to absorb; ‹ruido/calor/luz› to absorb
la vitamina D ayuda a que se absorba el calcio vitamin D helps to absorb calcium
las plantas absorben el oxígeno del aire plants take in o absorb oxygen from the air
2 ‹tiempo› to occupy, take up; ‹recursos/energía› to absorb
absorben un tercio del total de nuestras exportaciones they take o absorb a third of our total exports
es un tipo de actividad que te absorbe totalmente it's the sort of activity that takes up all your time and energy
los salarios absorben un 70% del presupuesto salaries take up o swallow up 70% of the budget
B ‹empresa› to take over
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absorber (conjugate absorber) verbo transitivo
a)líquido/ruido/calorto absorb

b)tiempoto occupy, take up;

recursos/energíato absorb
absorber verbo transitivo to absorb
'absorber' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
amortiguador
- aspirar
- chupar
- sorber
English:
absorb
- grip
- shock absorber
- soak up
- suck
- suck up
- take over
- engross
- shock
- soak
- take
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absorber vt
1. [líquido, gas, calor] to absorb;
esta aspiradora no absorbe el polvo muy bien this vacuum doesn't pick up dust very well;
absorbió el refresco con la pajita he sucked the soft drink through a straw;
esta crema se absorbe muy bien this cream works into the skin very well
2. [consumir] to take up, to soak up;
esta tarea absorbe mucho tiempo this task takes up a lot of time
3. [atraer, dominar]
este trabajo me absorbe mucho this job takes up a lot of my time;
su mujer lo absorbe mucho his wife is very demanding;
la televisión los absorbe television dominates their lives
4. [empresa] to take over;
Roma Inc. absorbió a su mayor competidor Roma Inc. took over its biggest rival
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absorber
v/t
1 absorb
2 (consumir) take (up)
3 (cautivar) absorb
4 COM take over
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absorber vt
1) : to absorb, to soak up
2) : to occupy, to take up, to engross
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absorber vb to absorb

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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