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Meaning & Definition of Soak in English

English

Soak

/soʊk/

noun

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • soak
  • ,
  • soakage
  • ,
  • soaking

2. Washing something by allowing it to soak

    synonym:
  • soak
  • ,
  • soaking

verb

1. Submerge in a liquid

  • "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
    synonym:
  • soak

2. Rip off

  • Ask an unreasonable price
    synonym:
  • overcharge
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • surcharge
  • ,
  • gazump
  • ,
  • fleece
  • ,
  • plume
  • ,
  • pluck
  • ,
  • rob
  • ,
  • hook

3. Cover with liquid

  • Pour liquid onto
  • "Souse water on his hot face"
    synonym:
  • drench
  • ,
  • douse
  • ,
  • dowse
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • sop
  • ,
  • souse

4. Leave as a guarantee in return for money

  • "Pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
    synonym:
  • pawn
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • hock

5. Beat severely

    synonym:
  • soak

6. Make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

    synonym:
  • intoxicate
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • inebriate

7. Become drunk or drink excessively

    synonym:
  • souse
  • ,
  • soak
  • ,
  • inebriate
  • ,
  • hit it up

8. Fill, soak, or imbue totally

  • "Soak the bandage with disinfectant"
    synonym:
  • soak
  • ,
  • imbue

9. Heat a metal prior to working it

    synonym:
  • soak