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"
washing something by allowing it to soak
submerge in a liquid
"I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook(verb)
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse(verb)
cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
"souse water on his hot face"
pawn, soak, hock(verb)
leave as a guarantee in return for money
"pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
intoxicate, soak, inebriate(verb)
make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
souse, soak, inebriate, hit it up(verb)
become drunk or drink excessively
fill, soak, or imbue totally
"soak the bandage with disinfectant"
heat a metal prior to working it
An immersion in water etc.
To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.
To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.
"Soak the beans overnight before cooking."
To penetrate or permeate by saturation.
The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.
To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up)
I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.
Origin: soken, from socian, a causative weak grade form of sucan, originally meaning "to cause to suck, cause to suck up".
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
to drench; to wet thoroughly
to draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture
to make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through
fig.: To absorb; to drain
to lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak
to enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter
to drink intemperately or gluttonously
Origin: [OE. soken, AS. socian to sioak, steep, fr. scan, sgan, to suck. See Suck.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sōk, v.t. to steep in a fluid: to wet thoroughly: to drench: to draw in by the pores.—v.i. to be steeped in a liquid: to enter into pores: to drink to excess, to guzzle.—n. process or act of soaking: a hard drinker, a carouse.—ns. Soak′age, act of soaking: the amount soaked in; Soak′er, a habitual drunkard.—p.adj. Soak′ing, that wets thoroughly: drenching, as rain.—adv. Soak′ingly.—adj. Soak′y, steeped, wet. [A.S. súcan, to suck, pa.t. seác, pa.p. socen.]
The numerical value of soak in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of soak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Soak in your room tub with Epsom salt added to the water, it will reduce inflammation.
Approximately how many 'inkspots' can a police blotter soak-up before it is retired or replaced?
I took the time to appreciate the little things, in every city I went, I took time to sit and soak in sights.
Some people are so dry that you might soak them in a joke for a month and it would not get through their skins.
The systemic opposition is not an opposition, but different factions of the ruling party, they work to soak up social discontent.
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Translations for soak
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- amarar, penetrarCatalan, Valencian
- Einweichen, durchnässen, tränkenGerman
- empapar, esponjar, embeber, saturar, remojarSpanish
- liottaa, imeyttää, liotus, imeä, tihkua, liota, likoFinnish
- immerger, tremper, faire tremper, épongerFrench
- áztat, ázik, felszív, beszívódikHungarian
- inzupparsi, assorbire, imbevere, mettere a bagno, immersione, inzuppare, mettere a mollo, imbeversiItalian
- 濡れる, 濡らすJapanese
- ensopar, [[encharcar]]-[[se]], encharcar, [[molhar]]-[[se]], molhar, [[deixar]] [[de molho]], [[ensopar]]-[[se]]Portuguese
- chulluy, chulluchiyQuechua
- промокать, впитать, просочиться, намокать, промокнуть, вымочить, вымачивать, намокнуть, впитывать, отмокать, просачиватьсяRussian
- vpiť, vymáčať, nasiaknuť, presiaknuť, namočiť, napustiť, vsiaknuťSlovak
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