soak in

Also found in: Idioms.
Related to soak in: soak up, in turn, slink around, turn inside out, pulled together
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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.
Slang. A person who is habitually drunk:

w>soak in

vi (stain, dye etc) → einziehen; to leave something to soak inetw einziehen lassen
References in classic literature ?
Such inelastic lessons, given time to soak in, were sobering.
Soak them in a lye or sodium hydroxide solution (1 tablespoon of lye per quart of water) for 12 hours, drain, then soak in fresh lye solution.
On daily rides through the Colorado Rockies, participants explore the highlands and soak in the Rocky Mountain air.