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soak

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of soak

  1. a person who makes a habit of getting drunk felt sorry for the town soak, who couldn't hold a job Synonyms of soak alcoholic, alkie (or alky) [slang], boozehound, boozer, dipsomaniac, drinker, drunkard, inebriate, juicehead [slang], juicer [slang], lush, rummy, drunk, soaker, sot, souse, tippler, toper, tosspotWords Related to soak swigger, swiller; winoNear Antonyms of soak abstainer, nondrinker, teetotaler (or teetotaller), teetotalist


soak

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of soak

  1. 1 to wet thoroughly with liquid we ran for home as soon as the rain started, but our clothes still ended up soaked Synonyms of soak drench, drown, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, steep Words Related to soak waterlog, water-soak; marinate, seethe; presoak; dip, immerse, inundate, submerge, swamp; bathe, douse (also dowse), hydrate, swill, wash, water; infiltrate, penetrate, permeate; damp, dampen, humidify, moisten Near Antonyms of soak dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidify Antonyms of soak wring (out)

  2. 2 to charge (someone) too much for goods or services a merchant who soaks the tourists every summer Synonyms of soak gouge, overcharge, sting, surchargeWords Related to soak cheat, defraud, stick; clip, fleece, skin; mischargeAntonyms of soak undercharge

  3. 3 to make wet that downpour soaked my hair, and now I look like a sight Synonyms of soak bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, wet, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downWords Related to soak asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewetNear Antonyms of soak dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms of soak dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear

  4. 4 to partake excessively of alcoholic beverages depressed about his love life, he repaired to a bar to soak Synonyms of soak bib, booze, guzzle, liquor (up), lush (up) [slang], drink, tippleWords Related to soak carouse, revel; imbibe, nipNear Antonyms of soak abstain

Synonym Discussion of soak

soak, saturate, drench, steep, impregnate mean to permeate or be permeated with a liquid. soak implies usually prolonged immersion as for softening or cleansing.
    • soak the garment in soapy water
saturate implies a resulting effect of complete absorption until no more liquid can be held.
    • a saturated sponge
drench implies a thorough wetting by something that pours down or is poured.
    • clothes drenched by a cloudburst
steep suggests either the extraction of an essence (as of tea leaves) by the liquid or the imparting of a quality (such as a color) to the thing immersed.
    • steep the tea for five minutes
impregnate implies a thorough interpenetration of one thing by another.
    • a cake strongly impregnated with brandy

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