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soak

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a person who makes a habit of getting drunk
  • felt sorry for the town soak, who couldn't hold a job

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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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4 to partake excessively of alcoholic beverages
  • depressed about his love life, he repaired to a bar to soak

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Verb

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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The first known use of soak was before the 12th century

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“Soak.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/soak. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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