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soak

soak

 
 
pronunciation:
sok
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: soaked, soaking, soaks
definition 1: to lie in and become covered or saturated with a liquid.
She soaked in a hot bath.The garment should soak in soapy water.
synonyms:
steep
similar words:
bathe, dip, douse, marinate, souse, submerge, swim
definition 2: of a liquid, to penetrate or pass through a porous substance (often fol. by in, into, or through).
The tea soaked into the carpet.
synonyms:
penetrate, permeate, seep
similar words:
filter, osmose
definition 3: to be very wet; be drenched.
His hair was soaking with perspiration.
synonyms:
sodden
similar words:
douse, wet
definition 4: to be absorbed by the mind (usu. fol. by in).
I studied but the lessons never soaked in.
synonyms:
penetrate
similar words:
seep, take
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to place or immerse in a liquid in order to saturate or make wet.
He soaked the linens in bleach.
synonyms:
douse, dunk, immerse, sop, souse, steep, submerge
similar words:
bathe, dip, drench, marinate, saturate, seethe, wet
definition 2: to absorb or draw in (usu. fol. by up).
The sponge soaked up the excess water.We soaked up as much information as possible.
synonyms:
absorb, blot, sop
similar words:
sponge
definition 3: to make thoroughly wet; drench.
We were soaked by the sudden storm.
synonyms:
douse, drench, saturate, sodden, sop, souse
similar words:
bathe, shower, wet
definition 4: to remove by immersing in or saturating with a liquid (usu. fol. by out).
I wasn't able to soak out the stains.
similar words:
remove, wash
definition 5: (slang) to overcharge (someone).
synonyms:
overcharge, rook, sting
similar words:
fleece, gouge, rip off
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or an instance of soaking, or the condition of being soaked.
synonyms:
drenching, souse, steep
similar words:
bath
definition 2: the liquid in which something is soaked.
synonyms:
steep
definition 3: (slang) a drunkard.
synonyms:
boozer, drunkard, rummy, sot
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derivation: soaker (n.)
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