soak in

Definition of soak in

of a liquid
:to enter something by a gradual process
  • Pour water around the base of the plant and allow it to soak in.
often used figuratively
  • He sat quietly, letting her words soak in.
  • Close your eyes and let the music soak in.

Word by Word Definitions

soak play
  1. : to lie immersed in liquid (such as water) : become saturated by or as if by immersion

  2. : to enter or pass through something by or as if by pores or interstices : permeate

  3. : to penetrate or affect the mind or feelings

  1. : the act or process of soaking : the state of being soaked

  2. : the liquid in which something is soaked

  3. : drunkard


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