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Etymology

Old English socian, from a weak grade of sūcan (suck).

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to soak

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to soak (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
    I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.
  2. (transitive) To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.
    "Soak the beans overnight before cooking."
  3. (intransitive) To penetrate or permeate by saturation.
    The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.
  4. (transitive) To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up)
    I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.

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Noun

Singular
soak

Plural
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  1. An immersion in water etc.
    • "After the climb, I had a nice long soak in a bath."
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A drunkard.

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