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  1. An immersion in water etc.
    • "After the climb, I had a nice long in a bath."
    • (cattag2, Slang, UK) A drunkard.
  1. (intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
I'm going to 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.
    Etymology: Old English socian, from a weak grade of sucan, sÅcan "suck".

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