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English definition of “soak”

soak

verb [I/T] (MAKE WET)   /soʊk/
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 . 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 . soaking    /ˈsoʊ·kɪŋ/ adjective (also soaking wet,  /ˌsoʊ·kɪŋˈwet/) It’s so humid that my shirt is soaking wet before I leave the house .
(Definition of soak verb (MAKE WET) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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