soak in - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theysoak in
he/she/itsoaks in
present participlesoaking in
past tensesoaked in
past participlesoaked in
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a liquid soaks in, it goes into the surface or substance that it touches, so that you can no longer see it

    Put some cleaning foam on the carpet and wait for it to soak in.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to spend time experiencing and enjoying the mood or feeling in a place

    We soaked in the charming 17th century ambiance of the place.

See also main entry: soak