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soak

verb  /soʊk/ us  

soak verb (MAKE WET)

[I/T] to make something very wet, or of a liquid to be absorbed: [T] The hikers got soaked in the downpour. [I] Water soaked through my shoes. [I/T] To soak something means to leave it in liquid for a period of time, esp. to clean or soften it: [T] Let’s just soak the dishes.

soak verb (CHARGE)

[T] slang to charge someone too much money: I got soaked for the cab ride.
soaking
adjective  /ˈsoʊ·kɪŋ/ ( also soaking wet,  /ˌsoʊ·kɪŋˈwet/) us  
It’s so humid that my shirt is soaking wet before I leave the house.
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