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soak (v.)

Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (source also of West Flemish soken), possibly from PIE *sug-, from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). Transitive sense "drench, permeate thoroughly" is from mid-14c.; that of "cause to lie in liquid" is from early 15c. Meaning "take up by absorption" is from 1550s. Slang meaning "to overcharge" first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking. As a noun, mid-15c., from the verb.

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Definitions of soak from WordNet
1
soak (v.)
submerge in a liquid;
I soaked in the hot tub for an hour
soak (v.)
rip off; ask an unreasonable price;
Synonyms: overcharge / surcharge / gazump / fleece / plume / pluck / rob / hook
soak (v.)
cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;
Synonyms: drench / douse / dowse / sop / souse
soak (v.)
leave as a guarantee in return for money;
Synonyms: pawn / hock
soak (v.)
beat severely;
soak (v.)
make drunk (with alcoholic drinks);
Synonyms: intoxicate / inebriate
soak (v.)
become drunk or drink excessively;
Synonyms: souse / inebriate / hit it up
soak (v.)
fill, soak, or imbue totally;
soak the bandage with disinfectant
Synonyms: imbue
soak (v.)
heat a metal prior to working it;
2
soak (n.)
the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid);
a good soak put life back in the wagon
Synonyms: soakage / soaking
soak (n.)
washing something by allowing it to soak;
Synonyms: soaking
From wordnet.princeton.edu