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Definition 1: washing something by allowing it to soak - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)

Definition 2: the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid) - [noun denoting process]

Samples where soak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a good soak put life back in the wagon

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

"the action of natural forces" "volcanic activity"

Definition 3: fill, soak, or imbue totally - [verb of change]

Samples where soak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • soak the bandage with disinfectant

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) infuse or fill completely

"Impregnate the cloth with alcohol"

(... is a kind of soak ) let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse

"steep the blossoms in oil" "steep the fruit in alcohol"

(... is a kind of soak ) sit or let sit in boiling water so as to extract the flavor

"the tea is brewing"

Definition 4: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto - [verb of change]

Samples where soak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • souse water on his hot face

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of soak ) soak in brine

(... is a kind of soak ) make wet and dirty, as from rain

(... is a kind of soak ) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

"bate hides and skins"

(... is a kind of soak ) place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue

(... is a kind of soak ) irrigate with water from a sluice

"sluice the earth"

Definition 5: heat a metal prior to working it - [verb of change]

(soak is a kind of ...) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

Definition 6: become drunk or drink excessively - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

Definition 7: make drunk (with alcoholic drinks) - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) act physically on; have an effect upon

"the medicine affects my heart rate"

(... is a kind of soak ) make stupid with alcohol

Definition 8: beat severely - [verb of contact]

(soak is a kind of ...) give a beating to; subject to a beating, either as a punishment or as an act of aggression

"Thugs beat him up when he walked down the street late at night" "The teacher used to beat the students"

Definition 9: submerge in a liquid - [verb of contact]

Samples where soak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I soaked in the hot tub for an hour

(soak is a kind of ...) thrust or throw into

"Immerse yourself in hot water"

Definition 10: rip off; ask an unreasonable price - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) deprive somebody of something by deceit

"The con-man beat me out of $50" "This salesman ripped us off!" "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme" "They chiseled me out of my money"

(... is a kind of soak ) obtain by coercion or intimidation

"They extorted money from the executive by threatening to reveal his past to the company boss" "They squeezed money from the owner of the business by threatening him"

(soak implies ...) demand payment

"Will I get charged for this service?" "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

Definition 11: leave as a guarantee in return for money - [verb of possession]

Samples where soak or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pawn your grandfather's gold watch

Synonyms for soak in the sense of this definition

(soak is a kind of ...) give over to another for care or safekeeping

"consign your baggage"

(soak belongs to category ...) transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

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