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soak

verb

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1 to wet thoroughly with liquid
  • We ran for home as soon as the rain started, but our clothes still ended up soaked.
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2 to charge (someone) too much for goods or services
  • a merchant who soaks the tourists every summer
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3 to make wet
  • That downpour soaked my hair, and now I look like a sight!
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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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