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soak

 (sōk)
v. soaked, soak·ing, soaks
v.tr.
1.
a. To immerse in liquid for a period of time: Soak the beans in water before cooking.
b. To make thoroughly wet or saturated: I soaked the flowers with the hose. We got soaked by the rain.
2.
a. To absorb (liquid, for example) through pores or interstices: Use the bread to soak up the gravy.
b. To be exposed to: went to the beach to soak up the sun.
c. Informal To experience or take in mentally, especially eagerly and easily: soaked up the music scene.
3. To remove (a stain, for example) by continued immersion: soaked out the grease spots.
4. Informal
a. To drink (alcoholic liquor), especially to excess.
b. To make (a person) drunk.
5. Slang To charge (a person) an inordinate amount for something: people were getting soaked during the gas shortage.
v.intr.
1. To be immersed in liquid: The beans are soaking.
2.
a. To seep into or permeate something: Water soaked into the soil.
b. To be taken in mentally: The speaker paused to let her words soak in.
3. Slang To drink to excess.
n.
1. The act or process of soaking: had a long soak in the bath.
2. Liquid in which something may be soaked.
3. Slang A drunkard.

[Middle English soken, from Old English socian; see seuə- in Indo-European roots.]

soak′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soaking - the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)soaking - 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"
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
2.soaking - the act of making something completely wet; "he gave it a good drenching"
wetting - the act of making something wet
3.soaking - washing something by allowing it to soak
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
Adv.1.soaking - extremely wet; "dripping wet"; "soaking wet"

soaking

adjective soaked, dripping, saturated, drenched, sodden, waterlogged, streaming, sopping, wet through, soaked to the skin, wringing wet, like a drowned rat, droukit or drookit (Scot.) My face and raincoat were soaking.
Translations
رَطْب جِدا، مُبَلَّل
promočený
drivende våd
csuromvizes
gegnblautur
premočen

soaking

[ˈsəʊkɪŋ]
A. ADJ (also soaking wet) [person] → calado hasta los huesos, empapado; [object] → empapado, calado
by the time we got back we were soakingcuando regresamos estábamos calados hasta los huesos or empapados
your shoes are soaking wettienes los zapatos empapados or calados
a soaking wet dayun día de muchísima lluvia
B. N (in liquid) → remojo m; [of rain] → diluvio m
to get a soakingcalarse hasta los huesos, empaparse

soaking

[ˈsəʊkɪŋ] adj (also soaking wet) → trempé(e)
By the time we got back we were soaking → Nous sommes rentrés trempés.
Your shoes are soaking wet → Tes chaussures sont trempées.so-and-so [ˈsəʊənsəʊ]
pron (= unspecified person) → Untel(Unetelle)
Mr/Mrs so-and-so → Monsieur/Madame Untel
n (= bad or silly person)
the nasty little so-and-so → cet espèce de petit vicieux(cette)(e)/euse
the selfish so-and-so → cette espèce d'égoïste

soaking

adj personklitschnass, patschnass; object alsotriefend
adv soaking wettriefend nass, klitschnass
n (= steeping)Einweichen nt no indef art; to get a soakingpatschnass werden; to give something a soakingetw einweichen

soaking

[ˈsəʊkɪŋ] adj (also soaking wet) → bagnato/a fradicio/a

soak

(səuk) verb
1. to (let) stand in a liquid. She soaked the clothes overnight in soapy water.
2. to make very wet. That shower has completely soaked my clothes.
3. (with in, ~into, ~through etc) (of a liquid) to penetrate. The blood from his wound has soaked right through the bandage.
soaked adjective
(often with through). She got soaked (through) in that shower.
-soaked
rain-soaked / blood-soaked clothing
ˈsoaking adjective
very wet. She took off her soaking garments.
soaking wet
soaking; very wet. I've washed my hair and it's still soaking wet.
soak up
to draw in or suck up; to absorb. You'd better soak that spilt coffee up with a cloth.
References in classic literature ?
I shuddered as I stood and looked round me: it was an inclement day for outdoor exercise; not positively rainy, but darkened by a drizzling yellow fog; all under foot was still soaking wet with the floods of yesterday.
The fire burned sluggishly in the narrow little grate; the view of the wet houses and soaking gardens opposite was darkening fast; and the bell of the suburban muffin-boy tinkled in the distance drearily.
With these accompaniments we were left alone to finish the evening, my aunt sitting opposite to me drinking her wine and water; soaking her strips of toast in it, one by one, before eating them; and looking benignantly on me, from among the borders of her nightcap.
It was in this costume, and bringing back to Jacopo the shirt and trousers he had lent him, that Edmond reappeared before the captain of the lugger, who had made him tell his story over and over again before he could believe him, or recognize in the neat and trim sailor the man with thick and matted beard, hair tangled with seaweed, and body soaking in seabrine, whom he had picked up naked and nearly drowned.
The youth went with his friend, feeling a desire to throw his heated body onto the stream and, soaking there, drink quarts.
Rain is descending in pailfuls, and it is such a soaking kind of rain that--that you might catch cold from it, my darling, and the chill might go to your heart.
The ground is soaking wet; yet I fancy, as thou sayest, that I see something.
Part of their voyage was extremely tempestuous; with high winds, tremendous thunder, and soaking rain; and they were repeatedly in extreme danger from drift-wood and sunken trees.
to prepare flax for weaving as linen it is softened(technically, "retted") by soaking in water, separated from its woody fibers by beating ("scutched"--this seems to be what Cooper means by "crackling"), and finally combed ("hatcheled")}
But I gave it up, and crawled into my bunk instead, boots and hat on, all standing (it did not matter; everything was soaking wet, a heavy sea having burst the poop skylights the night before), to remain in a nightmarish state between waking and sleeping for a couple of hours of so-called rest.
Through three good months the valley was wrapped in cloud and soaking mist--steady, unrelenting downfall, breaking off into thunder-shower after thunder-shower.
He would go struggling through the pasture, unable to see twenty-five feet ahead of him, the cold dew or snow soaking through his overalls, his shoes becoming wet.