soak - definition and synonyms


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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.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make something very wet, or to become very wet
    soak through/into etc:

    Blood was soaking through my glove.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] to spend a long time in the bath
  4. 4
    [transitive] informal to make someone pay too much money

phrasal verbs