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English noun: soak

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

SamplesA good soak put life back in the wagon.

Synonymssoakage, soaking

Broader (hypernym)action, activity, natural action, natural process

2. soak (act) washing something by allowing it to soak


Broader (hypernym)lavation, wash, washing

English verb: soak

1. soak (contact) submerge in a liquid

SamplesI soaked in the hot tub for an hour.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge

2. soak (possession) rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Synonymsfleece, gazump, hook, overcharge, pluck, plume, rob, surcharge

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)cheat, chisel, rip off

Narrower (hyponym)extort, gouge, rack, squeeze, wring

Entailbill, charge


3. soak (change) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

SamplesSouse water on his hot face.

ExamplesThey soak the cloth with water and alcohol

Synonymsdouse, dowse, drench, sop, souse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)wet

Narrower (hyponym)bate, bedraggle, brine, draggle, flush, ret, sluice

4. soak (possession) leave as a guarantee in return for money

SamplesPawn your grandfather's gold watch.

Synonymshock, pawn

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)charge, consign

Domain categorycommerce, commercialism, mercantilism

5. soak (contact) beat severely

ExamplesThey want to soak the prisoners

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat up, work over

6. soak (consumption) make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Synonymsinebriate, intoxicate

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)affect

Narrower (hyponym)befuddle, fuddle

7. soak (consumption) become drunk or drink excessively

Synonymshit it up, inebriate, souse

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)booze, drink, fuddle

8. soak (change) fill, soak, or imbue totally

SamplesSoak the bandage with disinfectant.

ExamplesWater and alcohol soak the cloth


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)impregnate, saturate

Narrower (hyponym)brew, infuse, steep

9. soak (change) heat a metal prior to working it

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)heat, heat up

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