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English definition of “soak”

soak

noun [C] (MAKE WET)    /səʊk/ US  /soʊk/
a period of time during which something is in liquid: Most dried beans need a soak before they're cooked. Showers are all right but there's nothing like a good long soak in the bath.Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
(Definition of soak noun (MAKE WET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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