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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


Synonymssoaking


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


Antonymsundercharge

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


Synonymsimbue


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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