Soak Definition

sōk
soaked, soaking, soaks
verb
soaked, soaking, soaks
To immerse in liquid for a period of time.
Soak the beans in water before cooking.
American Heritage
To make thoroughly wet; drench or saturate.
Soaked to the skin by the rain.
Webster's New World
To submerge or keep in a liquid, as for thorough wetting, softening, for hydrotherapy, etc.
Webster's New World
To absorb (liquid, for example) through pores or interstices.
Use the bread to soak up the gravy.
American Heritage
To take in (liquid) by sucking or absorbing.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
drydehydrate
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noun
soaks
The act or process of soaking.
Webster's New World
The state of being soaked.
Webster's New World
Liquid used for soaking or steeping.
Webster's New World
A drunkard.
Webster's New World
An immersion in water etc.
Wiktionary
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idiom
soak out
  • to draw out (dirt, etc.) by or as by soaking
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Soak

Noun

Singular:
soak
Plural:
soaks

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Soak

  • soak out

Origin of Soak

  • From Middle English soken, from Old English socian (“to soak, steep", literally “to cause to suck (up)"), from Proto-Germanic *sukōnÄ… (“to soak"), causative of Proto-Germanic *sÅ«kanÄ… (“to suck"). Cognate with Middle Dutch soken (“to cause to suck"). More at suck.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English soken from Old English socian seuə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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