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4 definitions found
 for soak
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soak \Soak\, v. i.
     1. To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become
        sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
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     2. To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as,
        water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
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     3. To drink intemperately or gluttonously. [Slang]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Soak \Soak\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soaked; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Soaking.] [OE. soken, AS. socian to sioak, steep, fr.
     s?can, s?gan, to suck. See Suck.]
     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.
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     2. To drench; to wet thoroughly.
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              Their land shall be soaked with blood. --Isa. xxiv.
                                                    7.
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     3. To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a
        sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
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     4. To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; --
        often with through.
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              The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through
              wreaths of snow.                      --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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     5. Fig.: To absorb; to drain. [Obs.] --Sir H. Wotton.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  soak
      n 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" [syn: soak,
           soakage, soaking]
      2: washing something by allowing it to soak [syn: soak,
         soaking]
      v 1: submerge in a liquid; "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
      2: rip off; ask an unreasonable price [syn: overcharge,
         soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck,
         rob, hook] [ant: undercharge]
      3: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot
         face" [syn: drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop,
         souse]
      4: leave as a guarantee in return for money; "pawn your
         grandfather's gold watch" [syn: pawn, soak, hock]
      5: beat severely
      6: make drunk (with alcoholic drinks) [syn: intoxicate,
         soak, inebriate]
      7: become drunk or drink excessively [syn: souse, soak,
         inebriate, hit it up]
      8: fill, soak, or imbue totally; "soak the bandage with
         disinfectant" [syn: soak, imbue]
      9: heat a metal prior to working it

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  235 Moby Thesaurus words for "soak":
     absorb, alcoholic, assimilate, bang, bash, bat, bathe, belt,
     bender, bib, bibber, biff, bleed, bleed white, bonk, booze,
     boozehound, boozer, bottle sucker, brannigan, brew, brewing, bum,
     bust, busy, choke, clap, clip, clobber, clout, clump, coldcock,
     concentrate, congest, crack, cram, crowd, cut, dash, deal,
     deal a blow, deck, decoct, deluge, dip, dipsomaniac, distill,
     douche, douse, dowse, drain the cup, dram, draw, drench, drenching,
     drink, drink bottoms-up, drink deep, drink hard, drink off,
     drink up, drinker, drouk, drown, drunk, drunkard, ducking, dunking,
     elbow bender, engross, essentialize, exploit, express, fetch,
     fetch a blow, fleece, flush, follow strong drink, gargle, ginhound,
     glut, gluttonize, gorge, gouge, grog, guzzle, guzzler, hit,
     hit a clip, hold up, hooch hound, imbibe, imbrue, imbruement,
     imbue, imbuement, immerse, impregnate, impregnation, inebriate,
     infiltrate, infiltration, infuse, infusion, inject, injection,
     inundate, jab, jag, jam, jam-pack, knock, knock back, knock cold,
     knock down, knock out, lap, lap up, lave, leach, leaching, learn,
     let have it, liquor up, lixiviate, lixiviation, lush, lusher,
     macerate, maceration, melt down, nip, occupy, overburden,
     overcharge, overfeed, overfill, overlade, overload, overprice,
     overstuff, overtax, overweight, pack, paste, penetrate, percolate,
     percolation, permeate, permeation, pervade, plunk, poke, press out,
     profiteer, pulping, punch, quaff, refine, render, rinse, rum hound,
     rummy, satiate, saturate, saturation, screw, seethe, seething, sip,
     skin, slam, slog, slug, smack, smite, snap, soak up, soakage,
     soaker, soaking, sock, sodden, sop, sopping, sot, souse, sousing,
     sponge, sponge up, steep, steeping, stew, stick, sting, strike,
     strike at, stuff, submerge, sup, supercharge, supersaturate,
     surcharge, surfeit, swat, swig, swill, swillbelly, swillbowl,
     swillpot, swindle, swipe, take in, tank up, tear, thump, thwack,
     tipple, tippler, tope, toper, toss down, toss off, victimize,
     wallop, wash, waterlog, wet, whack, wham, whop, wino, wring,
     wring out, yerk
  
  

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