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Definition of Soak

Soak

  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.
  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.
  5. Fig.: To absorb; to drain.
  6. To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
  7. To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
  8. To drink intemperately or gluttonously.

Soak Quotations

To live without killing is a thought which could electrify the world, if men were only capable of staying awake long enough to let the idea soak in.
Henry Miller

Salad bars are like a restaurant's lungs. They soak up the impurities and bacteria in the environment, leaving you with much cleaner air to enjoy.
Douglas Coupland

Forget mung beans' reputation as healthy yet bland - used right, they soak up loads of flavour.
Yotam Ottolenghi

I think the reason that swearing is both so offensive and so attractive is that it is a way to push people's emotional buttons, and especially their negative emotional buttons. Because words soak up emotional connotations and are processed involuntarily by the listener, you can't will yourself not to treat the word in terms of what it means.
Steven Pinker

Pot barley takes longer to cook than pearl, but an overnight soak in water will speed things along. It's a robust grain that, if overcooked, won't collapse but will become more tender.
Yotam Ottolenghi
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Soak Translations

soak in Afrikaans is week
soak in Dutch is in de week zetten, weekmaken, weken
soak in Italian is ammollare
soak in Portuguese is embeba

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