soak in

phrasal verb

soaked in; soaking in; soaks 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.

Examples of soak in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the 45-minute pontoon boat tour weaves through the area’s chain of lakes, soak in the area’s natural beauty and learn fun facts about the area’s famous residents from the late Mr. Rogers to young billionaires. Angela Caraway-Carlton, Miami Herald, 15 May 2024 Those who did leave the light-polluted cities of the Southland were able to soak in the northern lights at parks such as Angeles National Forest. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2024 Prior to the event, Biel gave fans a peek into her getting-ready process, which included soaking in 20 pounds of epsom salt in a bath the night before. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 10 May 2024 In the Swiss water method, green coffee beans are soaked in hot water to release soluble compounds and caffeine. James Powel, USA TODAY, 9 May 2024 Each designer who was bestowed with an award received a standing ovation and moments to soak in their accomplishments. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 9 May 2024 Butterfly Effect is one of the genre’s strangest and most desolate visions, a 14-track collection of soundscapes and improvisations that seem to have been created almost accidentally, all of it coated in a layer of corrosion as if soaked in battery acid prior to release. Daniel Bromfield, SPIN, 6 May 2024 Head to the creekside spa for massages or a soothing soak in the hot tub. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 2 May 2024 One of the first demonstrations was a series of metal discs soaked in brine, which Italian scientist Alessandro Volta found created an electric current. Wesley Chang, The Conversation, 5 Apr. 2024

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“Soak in.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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