Complete Definition of "soak"

English
Etymology
Old English socian, from a weak grade of sucan|sÅ«can âsuckâ.

Pronunciation
AHD|sÅk, IPA|/sÉÊk/, SAMPA|/[email protected]/
:Homophones: soke
:Rhymes:English:-ÉÊk|Rhymes: -ÉÊk

Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.

#:I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.

  1. transitive To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.

#:"Soak the beans overnight before cooking."

  1. intransitive To penetrate or permeate by saturation.

#:The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.

  1. transitive To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up)

#:I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.

Translations
trans-top|to be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it
Finnish: liota
Hungarian: t|hu|ázik
trans-mid
Russian: намокаÑÑ (namokát') impf, намокнÑÑÑ (namóknut') pf; пÑомокаÑÑ (promokát') impf, пÑомокнÑÑÑ (promóknut') pf; оÑмокаÑÑ (otmokát') impf
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trans-top|to immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation
Finnish: liottaa
Hungarian: t|hu|áztat
trans-mid
Russian: вÑмаÑиваÑÑ (vymáÄivat') impf, вÑмоÑиÑÑ (výmoÄit')
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trans-top|to penetrate or permeate by saturation
Finnish: kastella läpimäräksi
Hungarian: t|hu|beszívódik
trans-mid
Russian: пÑоÑаÑиваÑÑÑÑ (prosáÄivat's'a) impf, пÑоÑоÑиÑÑÑÑ (prosoÄít's'a) pf
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trans-top|to allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed
Hungarian: t|hu|felszív
trans-mid
Russian: впиÑÑваÑÑ (vpítyvat') impf, впиÑаÑÑ (vpitát') pf
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ttbc|Dutch: weken
ttbc|German: durchziehen
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ttbc|Spanish: empapar, remojar
ttbc|Portuguese: encharcar, ensopar
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Noun
en-noun

#An immersion in water etc.
#* "After the climb, I had a nice long soak in a bath."
#cattag2|Slang|UK A drunkard.

Category:Liquids
Category:English ergative verbs

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