Definitions for SOAKsoʊk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  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:

    Rain soaked through the roof.

  3. to be thoroughly wet.

  4. to penetrate or become known to the mind or feelings (fol. by in).

  5. (v.t.)to place or keep in liquid in order to saturate.

  6. to wet thoroughly; saturate or drench.

  7. to permeate thoroughly, as liquid or moisture does.

  8. to extract or remove by or as if by soaking (often fol. by out):

    to soak a stain out of a napkin.

  9. Slang. to overcharge.

    Category: Status (usage)

  10. (n.)the act or state of soaking or the state of being soaked.

  11. the liquid in which anything is soaked.

  12. Slang. a heavy drinker.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of soak:

bef. 1000; ME soken, OE sōcian

Princeton's WordNet

  1. soak, soakage, soaking(noun)

    the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)

    "a good soak put life back in the wagon"

  2. soak, soaking(verb)

    washing something by allowing it to soak

  3. soak(verb)

    submerge in a liquid

    "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"

  4. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)

    rip off; ask an unreasonable price

  5. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse(verb)

    cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

    "souse water on his hot face"

  6. pawn, soak, hock(verb)

    leave as a guarantee in return for money

    "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"

  7. soak(verb)

    beat severely

  8. intoxicate, soak, inebriate(verb)

    make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

  9. souse, soak, inebriate, hit it up(verb)

    become drunk or drink excessively

  10. soak, imbue(verb)

    fill, soak, or imbue totally

    "soak the bandage with disinfectant"

  11. soak(verb)

    heat a metal prior to working it

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. soak(verb)ʊk

    to put in liquid to make clean or soft

    The stain should come out if you soak it overnight.; Soak the dried beans for three hours before cooking.

  2. soakʊk

    to make extremely wet; = drench

    The heavy rain soaked the ground.


  1. soak(Noun)

    An immersion in water etc.

  2. soak(Noun)

    A drunkard.

  3. soak(Verb)

    To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.

    I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.

  4. soak(Verb)

    To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.

    "Soak the beans overnight before cooking."

  5. soak(Verb)

    To penetrate or permeate by saturation.

    The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.

  6. soak(Verb)

    To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up)

    I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.

  7. Origin: soken, from socian, a causative weak grade form of sucan, originally meaning "to cause to suck, cause to suck up".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Soak(verb)

    to cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like

  2. Soak(verb)

    to drench; to wet thoroughly

  3. Soak(verb)

    to draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture

  4. Soak(verb)

    to make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through

  5. Soak(verb)

    fig.: To absorb; to drain

  6. Soak(verb)

    to lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak

  7. Soak(verb)

    to enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter

  8. Soak(verb)

    to drink intemperately or gluttonously

Anagrams of SOAK

  1. oaks

  2. koas

  3. okas

Translations for SOAK

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to (let) stand in a liquid

She soaked the clothes overnight in soapy water.

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