soak

To soak something is to submerge it into water. Before you cook dry beans, you soak them overnight first. If you’re not a bean, you can also soak up a cool experience by immersing yourself in it.

You can soak your dirty laundry in soapy water, or soak rice before you cook it, and you can also soak in a bubble bath. When you do this, you give these things (including yourself) a soak. Informally, the verb also means "immerse in an activity or experience," like when you soak up the applause after your masterful violin performance.

Primary Meanings of soak

1.
vn
submerge in a liquid
washing something by allowing it to soak
2.
v
rip off; ask an unreasonable price
3.
v
make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
4.
v
heat a metal prior to working it
5.
v
leave as a guarantee in return for money
Full Definitions of soak
1

v submerge in a liquid

“I soaked in the hot tub for an hour”
Type of:
immerse, plunge
thrust or throw into

v cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

Synonyms:
douse, dowse, drench, sop, souse
Types:
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brine
soak in brine
bedraggle, draggle
make wet and dirty, as from rain
bate
soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
ret
place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
flush, sluice
irrigate with water from a sluice
Type of:
wet
cause to become wet

v fill, soak, or imbue totally

soak the bandage with disinfectant”
Synonyms:
imbue
Types:
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infuse, steep
let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse
brew
sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor
marinade, marinate
soak in marinade
decoct
steep in hot water
infuse
undergo the process of infusion
draw
steep; pass through a strainer
Type of:
impregnate, saturate
infuse or fill completely

n washing something by allowing it to soak

Synonyms:
soaking
Type of:
lavation, wash, washing
the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

n the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)

“a good soak put life back in the wagon”
Synonyms:
soakage, soaking
Type of:
action, activity, natural action, natural process
a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
2

v rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Synonyms:
fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, surcharge
Antonyms:
undercharge
charge (someone) too little money
Types:
extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring
obtain by coercion or intimidation
bleed
get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone
Type of:
cheat, chisel, rip off
deprive somebody of something by deceit

v beat severely

Type of:
beat, beat up, work over
give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression
3

v make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Synonyms:
inebriate, intoxicate
Types:
befuddle, fuddle
make stupid with alcohol
Type of:
affect
act physically on; have an effect upon

v become drunk or drink excessively

Synonyms:
hit it up, inebriate, souse
Type of:
booze, drink, fuddle
consume alcohol
4

v heat a metal prior to working it

Type of:
heat, heat up
make hot or hotter
5

v leave as a guarantee in return for money

Synonyms:
hock, pawn
Type of:
charge, consign
give over to another for care or safekeeping

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