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verb soak pronunciation in British English /səʊk/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlesoaking
past tensesoaked
past participlesoaked
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to put something into a liquid and leave it there for a period of time

    Leave the beans to soak overnight.

    soak something in something:

    She soaked the shirt in soapy water.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make something very wet, or to become very wet

    The rain soaked our clothes.

    soak through/into etc:

    Blood was soaking through my glove.

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  3. 4
    [transitive] informal to make someone pay too much money

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