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 alcoholic, alkie (or alky) [slang], boozehound, boozer, dipsomaniac, drinker, drunkard, inebriate, juicehead [slang], juicer [slang], lush, rummy, drunk, soaker, sot, souse, tippler, toper, tosspotRelated Words swigger, swiller; winoNear Antonyms abstainer, nondrinker, teetotaler (or teetotaller), teetotalist



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 drench, drown, impregnate, macerate, saturate, sodden, sop, souse, steep Related Words 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 dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, sear; drain, empty, void; dehumidify Antonyms wring (out)

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

  3. 3 to make wet that downpour soaked my hair, and now I look like a sight Synonyms bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, wet, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downRelated Words 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 dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms 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 bib, booze, guzzle, liquor (up), lush (up) [slang], drink, tippleRelated Words carouse, revel; imbibe, nipNear Antonyms abstain

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