- The definition of a soak is slang for someone who is drunk.
An example of a soak is an alcoholic.
- To soak is to physically or mentally absorb something.
- An example of to soak is to lay in the sunshine.
- An example of to soak is to appreciate a beautiful view.
- To soak is slang for to overcharge someone.
An example of to soak is to add on extra charges to a taxi cab fare.
- To soak is to get something completely wet, or for liquid to go into something.
- An example of to soak is to submerge a rag in water.
- An example of to soak is for stain to absorb into wood.
These rags are being soaked in water.
soak definition by Webster's New World
- to make thoroughly wet; drench or saturate: soaked to the skin by the rain
- to submerge or keep in a liquid, as for thorough wetting, softening, for hydrotherapy, etc.
- to take in (liquid) by sucking or absorbing: usually with up
- to absorb by exposure to it: to soak up sunshine
- to take in mentally, esp. with little effort: to soak up knowledge
- to immerse (oneself) in some study or branch of learning
- ☆ Informal to charge heavily or too dearly; overcharge
- ☆ Slang to give a heavy blow to
Origin: Middle English soken ; from Old English socian ; from base of sucan: see suck
- to stay immersed in water or other liquid for wetting, softening, etc.
- to pass or penetrate as a liquid does; permeate: rain soaking through his coat
- to become absorbed mentally: the fact soaked into his head
- the act or process of soaking
- the state of being soaked
- liquid used for soaking or steeping
- Slang a drunkard
soak definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb soaked, soak·ing, soaks verb, transitive
- a. To make thoroughly wet or saturated by or as if by placing in liquid.b. To immerse in liquid for a period of time.
- To absorb (liquid, for example) through or as if through pores or interstices.
- To remove (a stain, for example) by continued immersion: soaked out the grease spots.
- Informal To take in or accept mentally, especially eagerly and easily: soaked up the gossip.
- Informal a. To drink (alcoholic liquor), especially to excess.b. To make (a person) drunk.
- Slang To overcharge (a person).
- To be immersed until thoroughly saturated.
- To penetrate or permeate; seep: The speaker paused to let her words soak in.
- Slang To drink to excess.
- a. The act or process of soaking.b. The condition of being soaked.
- Liquid in which something may be soaked.
- Slang A drunkard.
Origin: Middle English soken, from Old English socian; see seuə-2 in Indo-European roots.
- soakˈer noun
soak - Phrases/Idioms