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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soak  \Soak\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  lie  steeping  in  water  or  other  liquid;  to  become 
  sturated;  as  let  the  cloth  lie  and  soak. 
 
  2.  To  enter  (into  something)  by  pores  or  interstices;  as 
  water  soaks  into  the  earth  or  other  porous  matter. 
 
  3.  To  drink  intemperately  or  gluttonously.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Soak  \Soak\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Soaked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Soaking}.]  [OE.  soken,  AS  socian  to  sioak,  steep,  fr 
  s?can,  s?gan,  to  suck.  See  {Suck}.] 
  1.  To  cause  or  suffer  to  lie  in  a  fluid  till  the  substance 
  has  imbibed  what  it  can  contain;  to  macerate  in  water  or 
  other  liquid;  to  steep,  as  for  the  purpose  of  softening  or 
  freshening;  as  to  soak  cloth;  to  soak  bread;  to  soak  salt 
  meat,  salt  fish,  or  the  like 
 
  2.  To  drench;  to  wet  thoroughly. 
 
  Their  land  shall  be  soaked  with  blood.  --Isa.  xxiv. 
  7. 
 
  3.  To  draw  in  by  the  pores,  or  through  small  passages;  as  a 
  sponge  soaks  up  water;  the  skin  soaks  in  moisture. 
 
  4.  To  make  (its  way)  by  entering  pores  or  interstices;  -- 
  often  with  through 
 
  The  rivulet  beneath  soaked  its  way  obscurely  through 
  wreaths  of  snow.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  5.  Fig.:  To  absorb;  to  drain.  [Obs.]  --Sir  H.  Wotton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  soak 
  n  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"  [syn: 
  {soakage},  {soaking}] 
  2:  washing  something  by  allowing  it  to  soak  [syn:  {soaking}] 
  v  1:  submerge  in  a  liquid;  "I  soaked  in  the  hot  tub  for  an  hour" 
  2:  rip  off  ask  an  unreasonable  price  [syn:  {overcharge},  {surcharge}, 
  {gazump},  {fleece},  {plume},  {pluck},  {rob},  {hook}] 
  [ant:  {undercharge}] 
  3:  cover  with  liquid;  pour  liquid  onto  "souse  water  on  his  hot 
  face"  [syn:  {drench},  {douse},  {dowse},  {sop},  {souse}] 
  4:  give  as  a  guarantee  [syn:  {pawn},  {hock}] 
  5:  beat  severely;  slang 
  6:  make  drunk  (with  alcoholic  drinks)  [syn:  {intoxicate},  {inebriate}] 
  7:  become  drunk;  drink  excessively  [syn:  {souse},  {inebriate}, 
  {hit  it  up}] 
  8:  fill,  soak,  or  imbue  totally;  "saturate  the  bandage  with 
  disinfectant"  [syn:  {saturate},  {imbue}] 
  9:  heat  a  metal  prior  to  working  it 




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