One entry found for soak.
Main Entry: 1soak
Function: verb 1 a: to lie covered with a liquid b: to place in a liquid to wet or as if to wet thoroughly 2 a: to enter or pass through something by or as if by pores : PERMEATEb: to penetrate or affect the mind or feelings 3: to draw out by or as if by steeping <soak the dirt out> 4: to draw in by or as if by suction or absorption <soaked up the sunshine> 5: to cause to pay too much - soak·ernoun synonymsSOAK, SATURATE, STEEP, DRENCH mean to pass or to be passed through a liquid. SOAK suggests dunking something in a liquid for a long time in order to soften or clean it <let the dirty rags soak for several hours>. SATURATE stresses soaking something to the point where no more liquid can be absorbed <the sponge is saturated with water>. STEEP applies to the soaking of something so that some part of the thing passes into the liquid <allow the tea to steep for five minutes>. DRENCH suggests a thorough wetting from something that pours down <the rain drenched our clothes>.