verb (used without object)
to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid.
to pass, as a liquid, through pores, holes, or the like:
The rain soaked through the tear in the umbrella.
to be thoroughly wet.
to penetrate or become known to the mind or feelings (followed by in):
The lesson didn’t soak in.
Informal. to drink immoderately, especially alcoholic beverages:
They were soaking at the bar.
verb (used with object)
to place or keep in liquid in order to saturate thoroughly; steep.
to wet thoroughly; saturate or drench.
to permeate thoroughly, as liquid or moisture does.
Metallurgy. to heat (a piece) for reworking.
Informal. to intoxicate (oneself) by drinking an excess of liquor.
Slang. to beat hard; punish severely:
I was soaked for that mistake.
to extract or remove by or as by soaking (often followed by out):
to soak a stain out of a napkin.
Slang. to overcharge:
He was soaked by the waiter.
the act or state of soaking or the state of being soaked.
the liquid in which anything is soaked.
Slang. a heavy drinker.
Australian. any small area of land, as near a spring or at the foot of a hill, that becomes swamplike or holds water after a period of heavy rain.
to absorb or take in or up by absorption:
Blotting paper soaks up ink.
to absorb with one’s mind or senses; take in:
to soak up information.
Slang. to drink to excess:
He can really soak up the booze.
to make, become, or be thoroughly wet or saturated, esp by immersion in a liquid
when intr, usually foll by in or into. (of a liquid) to penetrate or permeate
(transitive; usually foll by in or up) (of a permeable solid) to take in (a liquid) by absorption: the earth soaks up rainwater
(transitive; foll by out or out of) to remove by immersion in a liquid: she soaked the stains out of the dress
(transitive) (metallurgy) to heat (a metal) prior to working
(informal) to drink excessively or make or become drunk
(transitive) (US & Canadian, slang) to overcharge
(transitive) (Brit, slang) to put in pawn
the act of immersing in a liquid or the period of immersion
the liquid in which something may be soaked, esp a solution containing detergent
another name for soakage (sense 3)
(Brit, informal) a heavy rainfall
(slang) a person who drinks to excess
noun 1. the act of soaking. 2. liquid that has seeped out or been absorbed. noun 1. the process or a period in which a permeable substance is soaked in a liquid 2. liquid that has been soaked up or has seeped out 3. (Austral) Also called soak. a small pool of water or swampy […]
noun 1. a pit filled with rubble, etc, into which rain or waste water drains
verb (used without object) 1. to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid. 2. to pass, as a liquid, through pores, holes, or the like: The rain soaked through the tear in the umbrella. 3. to be thoroughly wet. 4. to penetrate or become known to the mind or […]
- Soaked to the skin
Also, soaked through. Drenched, extremely wet, as in What a downpour; I’m soaked to the skin, or She fell in the stream and was soaked through. The implication in this idiom implies that water has penetrated one’s clothing, so one is thoroughly wet. The phrase to the skin has been so used since about 1600; […]