Crossword clues for soak
- Get really wet
- Overcharge and how
- Loll in a tub
- Get into some hot water?
- Enjoy a tub
- Jacuzzi session
- Washing machine cycle
- Spa session
- Take a long bath
- The process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
- Sting a customer
- Sting a buyer
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
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.
To drench; to wet thoroughly.
Their land shall be soaked with blood.
--Isa. xxiv. 7.
To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
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.
Fig.: To absorb; to drain. [Obs.]
--Sir H. Wotton.
Soak \Soak\, v. i.
To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
To drink intemperately or gluttonously. [Slang]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (cognates: West Flemish soken), possibly from PIE *sug-, from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). Transitive sense "drench, permeate thoroughly" is from mid-14c.; that of "cause to lie in liquid" is from early 15c. Meaning "take up by absorption" is from 1550s. Slang meaning "to overcharge" first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking. As a noun, mid-15c., from the verb.
n. 1 An immersion in water etc. 2 (context slang British English) A drunkard. 3 (context Australia English) A low-lying depression that fills with water after rain. vb. 1 (label en intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it. 2 (label en transitive) To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation. 3 (label en intransitive) To penetrate or permeate by saturation. 4 (label en transitive) To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (''usually + '''up''''')
v. submerge in a liquid; "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
beat severely; slang
fill, soak, or imbue totally; "saturate the bandage with disinfectant" [syn: imbue]
heat a metal prior to working it
Bridie Monds-Watson, better known by her stage name SOAK, is an Irish singer-songwriter born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in 1996. SOAK's music has been described as 'a vivid portrait of teenage deep-thinking' by The Guardian. She released her debut studio album Before We Forgot How to Dream in May 2015.
Soak is the tenth studio album by Foetus, released on October 15, 2013 by Ectopic Ents. It acts as the satellite album for the 2010 album Hide.
Usage examples of "soak".
He soaked the compress with bright yellow acriflavine solution, and bandaged it firmly into place.
I soaked it up like a sponge, listening eagerly to the advice of adoptive parents, their grown children, clinical psychologists, advocates, social workers, and adoption resource professionals.
Murphy ordered the engineer from aft, and in a few moments Jackson Vaughn appeared, hair soaked with sweat, coveralls stained with dirt, a Beretta 9-mm automatic stuffed into his belt.
Five of the Alaunt hounds were stretched out in front of Azhure, soaking up the warmth of the fire.
The garment was filthy and soaked with blood at the neck, but Alec obeyed quickly, pulling it on with a shudder of revulsion.
Angry curses competed with the siren as the pursuing security guards, already rattled by the amuck scooter, slid and slipped on the suddenly soaking floor tiles.
And in the afternoon we went for a row on the river, pulling easily up the anabranch and floating down with the stream under the shade of the river timber--instead of going to sleep and waking up helpless and soaked in perspiration, to find the women with headaches, as many do on Christmas Day in Australia.
Add 1 large can of tomatoes, 2 more ancho chilies that have been soaked in warm water, and enough chicken stock to make the whole mixture very wet.
On each cane shaft, tied behind the iron arrowhead, was a tuft of unravelled hemp rope that had been soaked in pitch, which spluttered and then burned fiercely when touched with the slow-match, The archers loosed their arrows, which sailed up in a high, flaming parabola and dropped down to peg into the timbers of an anchored vessel.
At least some of that many normal arquebus would have had their priming soaked during the crossing, but all of these weapons fired successfully into the mass of pirates hammering at the shield wall.
In the hall were two stretchers, on each a soldier, both feverish, both bandaged, one partially, the other, Hiraga, completely--head, feet, and hands--outside his soaking uniform.
You must dress in short skins like the Baptist to keep from getting your clothes soaked when wading across them.
A heavy rain during the hours before dawn had soaked Batman to the skin.
By the time Batman could clearly see his surroundings it was raining, a misty, intermittent drizzle that turned the ground to soup and soaked the Americans through to the skin in minutes.
You must make a vast variety of invertebrates, to start with -- belemnites, trilobites, Jebusites, Amalekites, and that sort of fry, and put them to soak in a primary sea, and wait and see what will happen.