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Definition of "soak" []

  • To make thoroughly wet or saturated by or as if by placing in liquid. (verb-transitive)
  • To immerse in liquid for a period of time. (verb-transitive)
  • To absorb (liquid, for example) through or as if through pores or interstices. (verb-transitive)
  • To remove (a stain, for example) by continued immersion: soaked out the grease spots. (verb-transitive)
  • Informal To take in or accept mentally, especially eagerly and easily: soaked up the gossip. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "soak" in a sentence
  • "Maybe he thinks the period of White guilt pre-soak is over, and full-on cleansing can begin."
  • "Prime bathtub manga, the ideal complement for a good, relaxing soak, is generally romantic in nature, though not necessarily mushy."
  • "* Looking out my Aunt's guestroom window, I watched dark cordes* of rain soak the town of Châteauneuf-du-Pape."