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What does "Soak" mean?

Definition

(v. i.) To drink intemperately or gluttonously (v. i.) To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter (v. i.) To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak (v. t.) Fig.: To absorb; to drain (v. t.) 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 (v. t.) To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture (v. t.) To drench; to wet thoroughly (v. t.) To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through


Synonyms imbue, hook, sop, plume, pluck, fleece, hock, pawn, douse, drench, rob, surcharge, saturate, souse, gazump, inebriate, dowse, overcharge, intoxicate, soaking, soakage, hit it up


Example: "A good soak put life back in the wagon" Example: "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"


Word Family soaked, soaking, soaks