What does SOAK mean?

Definitions for SOAKsoʊk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word SOAK.

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


  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

  9. Origin: [OE. soken, AS. socian to sioak, steep, fr. scan, sgan, to suck. See Suck.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Soak

    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.]

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Anagrams for SOAK »

  1. oaks

  2. koas

  3. okas


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOAK in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOAK in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Josie Feria:

    Soak in your room tub with Epsom salt added to the water, it will reduce inflammation.

  2. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Approximately how many 'inkspots' can a police blotter soak-up before it is retired or replaced?

  3. Jinna Yang:

    I took the time to appreciate the little things, in every city I went, I took time to sit and soak in sights.

  4. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Some people are so dry that you might soak them in a joke for a month and it would not get through their skins.

  5. Rod Ellingworth:

    Whether or not Cav agrees to finish the Tour, the one thing I know about him is that he can soak up the work as well as anybody.

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Translations for SOAK

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • نقعArabic
  • 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
  • arozegarIdo
  • inzupparsi, assorbire, imbevere, mettere a bagno, immersione, inzuppare, mettere a mollo, imbeversiItalian
  • 濡れる, 濡らすJapanese
  • mirktLatvian
  • przesiąknąćPolish
  • 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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