(noun, verb)


1. the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)

- a good soak put life back in the wagon

Similar word(s): soakage, soaking

Definition categories: process, action, activity

2. washing something by allowing it to soak

Similar word(s): soaking

Definition categories: act, lavation, wash, washing


1. submerge in a liquid

- I soaked in the hot tub for an hour

Definition categories: contact, immerse, plunge

2. rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Similar word(s): fleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, surcharge

Definition categories: possession, cheat, chisel

3. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

Similar word(s): douse, dowse, drench, sop, souse

Definition categories: change, wet

4. leave as a guarantee in return for money

Similar word(s): hock, pawn

Definition categories: possession, charge, consign

5. beat severely

Definition categories: contact, beat

6. make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Similar word(s): inebriate, intoxicate

Definition categories: consumption, affect

7. become drunk or drink excessively

Similar word(s): inebriate, souse

Definition categories: consumption, booze, drink, fuddle

8. fill, soak, or imbue totally

- soak the bandage with disinfectant

Similar word(s): imbue

Definition categories: change, impregnate, saturate

9. heat a metal prior to working it

Definition categories: change, heat

Sentences with soak as a verb:

- I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.

- Soak the beans overnight before cooking.

- The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.

- A sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.

- I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.

- We should soak the kiln at cone 9 for half an hour.