Soak

  • 1 soak — vb Soak, saturate, drench, steep, impregnate, sop, waterlog can mean to permeate or be permeated with or as if with water. Soak suggests immersion in a liquid so that the substance absorbs the moisture and usually becomes thoroughly wetted,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 soak — [sōk] vt. [ME soken < OE socian < base of sucan: see SUCK] 1. to make thoroughly wet; drench or saturate [soaked to the skin by the rain] 2. to submerge or keep in a liquid, as for thorough wetting, softening, for hydrotherapy, etc. 3. a)… …

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  • 3 Soak — Soak, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soaked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Soaking}.] [OE. soken, AS. socian to sioak, steep, fr. s?can, s?gan, to suck. See {Suck}.] 1. To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 soak — soak·age; soak·er; soak·ing·ly; pre·soak; soak; …

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  • 5 soak — ► VERB 1) make or become thoroughly wet by immersion in liquid. 2) (of a liquid) penetrate or permeate completely. 3) (soak up) absorb (a liquid). 4) (soak up) expose oneself to (something beneficial or enjoyable). 5) (soak oneself in) i …

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  • 6 Soak — Soak, v. i. 1. To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak. [1913 Webster] 2. To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 soak — index imbue, immerse (plunge into), overload, permeate, pervade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 soak — sōk n an often hot medicated solution with which a body part is soaked usu. long or repeatedly esp. to promote healing, relieve pain, or stimulate local circulation …

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  • 9 soak — (v.) O.E. socian (related to sucan to suck ), from P.Gmc. *sukon (Cf. W.Flem. soken), from PIE root *seue to take liquid (see SUP (Cf. sup) (2)). Slang meaning to overcharge first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 soak — [v] drench, wet absorb, assimilate, bathe, damp, dip, drink, drown, dunk, flood, imbrue, immerge, immerse, impregnate, infiltrate, infuse, macerate, marinate, merge, moisten, penetrate, percolate, permeate, pour into, pour on, saturate, seethe,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 soak — soak1 S3 [səuk US souk] v [: Old English; Origin: socian] 1.) [I and T] if you soak something, or if you let it soak, you keep it covered with a liquid for a period of time, especially in order to make it softer or easier to clean ▪ Soak the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 soak — 1 verb 1 (I, T) if you soak something or let it soak, you keep it covered with a liquid for a period of time, especially in order to make it softer or easier to clean: Soak the beans overnight. | leave sth to soak: Just leave the dishes to soak;… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 soak — [[t]so͟ʊk[/t]] soaks, soaking, soaked 1) VERB If you soak something or leave it to soak, you put it into a liquid and leave it there. [V n] Soak the beans for 2 hours... He turned off the water and left the dishes to soak. 2) VERB If a liquid… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 soak — verb ADVERB ▪ completely, thoroughly ▪ overnight ▪ Leave the beans to soak overnight. ▪ off ▪ Place the jar in warm water to soak the label of …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 soak — soak1 [ souk ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to put something into a liquid and leave it there for a period of time: Leave the beans to soak overnight. soak something in something: She soaked the shirt in soapy water. 2. ) intransitive… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 Soak — Este artículo o sección sobre música necesita ser wikificado con un formato acorde a las convenciones de estilo. Por favor, edítalo para que las cumpla. Mientras tanto, no elimines este aviso puesto el 30 de enero de 2009. También puedes ayudar… …

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  • 17 soak — I UK [səʊk] / US [soʊk] verb Word forms soak : present tense I/you/we/they soak he/she/it soaks present participle soaking past tense soaked past participle soaked * 1) [intransitive/transitive] to put something into a liquid and leave it there… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 Soak It Up — Infobox Album Name = Soak It Up Type = EP Artist = Barnes Barnes Released = August 1983July 2005 (reissue with Kodovoner ) Recorded = Lumania, 1981 1983Mixed at The Village Recorder Genre = novelty rock, New Wave Length = 18:05 Label = Boulevard… …

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  • 19 soak — soaker, n. soakingly, adv. /sohk/, v.i. 1. to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid. 2. to pass, as a liquid, through pores, holes, or the like: The rain soaked through the tear in the umbrella. 3. to be… …

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  • 20 soak — 01. You need to [soak] the dried mushrooms in water for a while before you can use them. 02. After the race, the runner [soaked] his sore feet in warm water. 03. We got [soaked] walking home in the rain. 04. I left the dishes to [soak] for a… …

    Grammatical examples in English