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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.

soak

(səʊk)
vb
1. to make, become, or be thoroughly wet or saturated, esp by immersion in a liquid
2. (when: intr, usually foll by in or into) (of a liquid) to penetrate or permeate
3. (tr; usually foll by in or up) (of a permeable solid) to take in (a liquid) by absorption: the earth soaks up rainwater.
4. (tr; foll by out or out of) to remove by immersion in a liquid: she soaked the stains out of the dress.
5. (Metallurgy) (tr) metallurgy to heat (a metal) prior to working
6. informal to drink excessively or make or become drunk
7. (tr) slang US and Canadian to overcharge
8. (tr) slang Brit to put in pawn
n
9. the act of immersing in a liquid or the period of immersion
10. the liquid in which something may be soaked, esp a solution containing detergent
11. (Physical Geography) another name for soakage3
12. (Physical Geography) informal Brit a heavy rainfall
13. slang a person who drinks to excess
[Old English sōcian to cook; see suck]
ˈsoaker n
ˈsoaking n, adj

soak

(soʊk)

v.i.
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).
v.t.
5. 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.
n.
10. 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.
[before 1000; Middle English soken, Old English sōcian]

soak


Past participle: soaked
Gerund: soaking

Imperative
soak
soak
Present
I soak
you soak
he/she/it soaks
we soak
you soak
they soak
Preterite
I soaked
you soaked
he/she/it soaked
we soaked
you soaked
they soaked
Present Continuous
I am soaking
you are soaking
he/she/it is soaking
we are soaking
you are soaking
they are soaking
Present Perfect
I have soaked
you have soaked
he/she/it has soaked
we have soaked
you have soaked
they have soaked
Past Continuous
I was soaking
you were soaking
he/she/it was soaking
we were soaking
you were soaking
they were soaking
Past Perfect
I had soaked
you had soaked
he/she/it had soaked
we had soaked
you had soaked
they had soaked
Future
I will soak
you will soak
he/she/it will soak
we will soak
you will soak
they will soak
Future Perfect
I will have soaked
you will have soaked
he/she/it will have soaked
we will have soaked
you will have soaked
they will have soaked
Future Continuous
I will be soaking
you will be soaking
he/she/it will be soaking
we will be soaking
you will be soaking
they will be soaking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soaking
you have been soaking
he/she/it has been soaking
we have been soaking
you have been soaking
they have been soaking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soaking
you will have been soaking
he/she/it will have been soaking
we will have been soaking
you will have been soaking
they will have been soaking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soaking
you had been soaking
he/she/it had been soaking
we had been soaking
you had been soaking
they had been soaking
Conditional
I would soak
you would soak
he/she/it would soak
we would soak
you would soak
they would soak
Past Conditional
I would have soaked
you would have soaked
he/she/it would have soaked
we would have soaked
you would have soaked
they would have soaked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soak - the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)soak - 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.soak - washing something by allowing it to soak
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
Verb1.soak - submerge in a liquid; "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
immerse, plunge - thrust or throw into; "Immerse yourself in hot water"
2.soak - rip off; ask an unreasonable price
extort, gouge, wring, rack, squeeze - obtain by coercion or intimidation; "They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss"; "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"
cheat, rip off, chisel - deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money"
3.soak - cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
wet - cause to become wet; "Wet your face"
brine - soak in brine
bedraggle, draggle - make wet and dirty, as from rain
bate - soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"
ret - place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
sluice, flush - irrigate with water from a sluice; "sluice the earth"
4.soak - leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
commerce, commercialism, mercantilism - transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)
consign, charge - give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"
5.soak - beat severely
beat up, work over, beat - give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression; "Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night"; "The teacher used to beat the students"
6.soak - make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
affect - act physically on; have an effect upon; "the medicine affects my heart rate"
fuddle, befuddle - make stupid with alcohol
7.soak - become drunk or drink excessively
booze, drink, fuddle - consume alcohol; "We were up drinking all night"
8.soak - fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
steep, infuse - let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse; "steep the blossoms in oil"; "steep the fruit in alcohol"
brew - sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor; "the tea is brewing"
impregnate, saturate - infuse or fill completely; "Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"
9.soak - heat a metal prior to working it
heat, heat up - make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove"

soak

verb
1. steep, immerse, submerge, infuse, marinate (Cookery), dunk, submerse Soak the beans for two hours.
2. wet, damp, saturate, drench, douse, moisten, suffuse, wet through, waterlog, souse, drouk (Scot.) Soak the soil around each bush with at least 4 gallons of water.
3. penetrate, pervade, permeate, enter, get in, infiltrate, diffuse, seep, suffuse, make inroads (into) Rain had soaked into the sand.
soak something up absorb, suck up, take in or up, drink in, assimilate Wrap in absorbent paper after frying to soak up excess oil.

soak

verb
1. To make thoroughly wet:
2. To saturate (something) with a liquid:
Chemistry: infuse.
3. To take in (moisture or liquid).Also used with up:
4. Informal. To take in and incorporate, especially mentally.Also used with up:
5. Informal. To take alcoholic liquor, especially excessively or habitually:
Informal: nip.
Slang: booze, lush, tank up.
Idioms: bend the elbow, hit the bottle .
6. Slang. To exploit (another) by charging too much for something:
Idioms: make someone pay through the nose, take someone for a ride , take someone to the cleaners .
phrasal verb
soak in
To come as a realization:
dawn on (or upon), register, sink in.
noun
Slang. A person who is habitually drunk:
Translations
يُبَلِّليَتَخَلَّليَنْقِعُيَنْقَع في الماء
namočitsáknoutzmáčet
lægge i blødtrænge igennemgennembløde
liottaaliotustihkuaimeäimeyttää
namočiti
ázikáztatbeszívódikfelszívátáztat
gegnbleytagegnvætaleggja/liggja í bleyti
浸す
잠기다
mirkytipermerktipermirkęspersisunktišlapias
iemērktiesūktiesizsūktiesmērcētsamērcēt
presiaknuť
namočitipopivnatizmočitizmočiti se
blöta
แช่
ıslatmaksırılsıklam etmeksızmakiçine işlemek
ngâm

soak

[səʊk]
A. VT
1. (= immerse) → poner en remojo
soak the beans for two hoursponga las judías en remojo dos horas
to soak sth in a liquidremojar algo en un líquido
2. (= make wet) → empapar
water had soaked his jacketel agua le había empapado la chaqueta
to get soaked (to the skin)empaparse or quedar empapado, calarse hasta los huesos
you've soaked yourself!¡te has empapado entero!, ¡te has puesto perdido de agua!
3. to soak sb (= take money from) → desplumar a algn, clavar a algn
to soak the richclavarles a los ricos
to soak sb for a loanpedir prestado dinero a algn
B. VIremojarse
to leave sth to soakdejar algo en or al remojo
C. N
1. (= rain) → diluvio m
to have a good soak in the bathdarse un buen baño
give your shirt a soak overnightdeja la camisa en remojo toda la noche
2. (= drunkard) → borracho/a m/f
soak in VI + ADVpenetrar
soak through
A. VT + ADV to be soaked through [person] → estar calado hasta los huesos, estar empapado
B. VI + PREPcalar, penetrar
soak up VT + ADVabsorber

soak

[ˈsəʊk]
vt
(= wet thoroughly) → tremper
to be soaked through [person] → être trempé(e) jusqu'aux os
(= leave in water) [+ dishes, pots] → faire tremper, laisser tremper
vi
[dish, pot] → tremper
soak in
vipénétrer, être absorbé(e)
soak up
vt sepabsorber

soak

vt
(= wet)durchnässen
(= steep)einweichen (→ in in +dat); to soak oneself in something (fig)sich in etw (acc)vertiefen
(inf) the rich etcschröpfen; to soak somebody for somethingjdn um etw angehen
vi
(= steep) leave it to soakweichen Sie es ein; (in dye) → lassen Sie die Farbe einziehen; to soak in a bathsich einweichen (inf)
(= penetrate) rain has soaked through the ceilingder Regen ist durch die Decke gesickert; the coffee was soaking into the carpetder Kaffee saugte sich in den Teppich
n
(= act of soaking) give the washing a good soaklassen Sie die Wäsche gut einweichen; the sheets are in soakdie Laken sind eingeweicht; the garden needs a soakder Garten muss gründlich bewässert werden; I had a long soak in the bathich habe lange in der Wanne gelegen
(inf: = drunkard) → Schluckbruder m (inf), → Säufer(in) m(f)

soak

[səʊk]
1. vt
a. (bread) → inzuppare; (clothes) → mettere a mollo
to get soaked (to the skin) → bagnarsi or infradiciarsi (fino alle ossa)
to be soaked through → essere (bagnato/a) fradicio/a
b. (fam) to soak the richmungere i ricchi
2. vi (clothes) → inzupparsi
to leave to soak (garment) → lasciare in ammollo (dishes) → lasciare a bagno
3. n
a. (in water) to have a long soak in the bathrestare a lungo a mollo nella vasca
b. (fam) (drunkard) → spugna
soak in vi + advpenetrare
it took a long time to soak in (fig) → ci è voluto tanto prima che mi (or gli ) entrasse in testa
soak up vt + adv (liquid, knowledge) → assorbire
to soak up the sunshine (fam) → crogiolarsi al sole

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.

soak

يَنْقِعُ namočit lægge i blød einweichen μουλιάζω poner en remojo liottaa tremper namočiti inzuppare 浸す 잠기다 weken gjennombløte zmoczyć ensopar замачивать(ся) blöta แช่ ıslatmak ngâm 浸透

soak

v. remojar, empapar;
to ___ in, to ___ upabsorber, chupar.

soak

n remojar, sumergir en agua (por un período prolongado)
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