• WordNet 3.6
    • v soak cover with liquid; pour liquid onto "souse water on his hot face"
    • v soak heat a metal prior to working it
    • v soak fill, soak, or imbue totally "soak the bandage with disinfectant"
    • v soak become drunk or drink excessively
    • v soak make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    • v soak beat severely
    • v soak submerge in a liquid "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
    • v soak rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    • v soak leave as a guarantee in return for money "pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
    • n soak washing something by allowing it to soak
    • n soak 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Soaking beans for twelve hours in water before they are cooked can reduce flatulence caused by beans
    • Soak Fig.: To absorb; to drain.
    • Soak To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like.
    • Soak To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
    • Soak To drench; to wet thoroughly. "Their land shall be soaked with blood."
    • Soak To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
    • Soak To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
    • Soak To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak .
    • Soak To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through. "The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through wreaths of snow."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Playing cards were issued to British pilots in World War II. If captured, they could be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map fpr escape.
    • soak To lie in and become saturated with water or some other liquid; steep.
    • soak To pass, especially to enter, as a liquid, through pores or interstices; penetrate thoroughly by saturation: followed by in or through.
    • soak To flow.
    • soak To drink intemperately and habitually, especially strong drink; booze; be continually under the influence of liquor.
    • soak To become drained or dry. Compare soak, v. t., 7.
    • soak To sit over the fire absorbing the heat.
    • soak Hence To receive a prolonged baking; bake thoroughly: said of bread.
    • soak To cause to lie immersed in a liquid until thoroughly saturated; steep: as, to soak rice in water; to soak a sponge.
    • soak To flood; saturate; drench; steep.
    • soak To take up by absorption; absorb through pores or other openings; suck in, as a liquid or other fluid: followed by in or up.
    • soak Hence, to drink; especially, to drink immoderately; guzzle.
    • soak To penetrate, work, or accomplish by wetting thoroughly: often with through.
    • soak To make soft as by steeping; hence, to enfeeble; enervate.
    • soak To suck dry; exhaust; drain.
    • soak To bake thoroughly: said of the lengthened baking given, in particular, to bread, so that the cooking may be complete.
    • soak To “put in soak”; pawn; pledge: as, he soaked his watch for ten dollars.
    • n soak A soaking, in any sense of the verb.
    • n soak Specifically, a drinking-bout; a spree.
    • n soak That in which anything is soaked; a steep.
    • n soak One who or that which soaks.
    • n soak A landspring.
    • n soak A tippler; a hard drinker.
    • n soak An over-stocking, with or without a foot, worn over the long stocking for warmth or protection from dirt. Compare boot-hose, stirruphose.
    • soak To place in a furnace, or soaking pit, with the object of equalizing the temperature rather than causing an increase: especially applied to ingots of steel which, soon after casting, have a solid exterior or shell and a molten interior, and are therefore unfit for rolling until solid and of a nearly uniform temperature throughout.
    • n soak A slough.
    • n soak In tanning, a tank or vat of water for soaking hides or skins.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Raw coffee beans, soaked in water and spices, are chewed like candy in many parts of Africa.
    • v.t Soak sōk to steep in a fluid: to wet thoroughly: to drench: to draw in by the pores
    • v.i Soak to be steeped in a liquid: to enter into pores: to drink to excess, to guzzle
    • n Soak process or act of soaking: a hard drinker, a carouse
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  • Carry Nation
    Carry Nation
    “Men are nicotine soaked, beer besmirched, whiskey greased, red-eyed devils.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “Getting money is like digging with a needle, spending it is like water soaking into sand.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
    “The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    “All we need is a meteorologist who has once been soaked to the skin without ill effect. No one can write knowingly of the weather who walks bent over on wet days.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. soken, AS. socian, to sioak, steep, fr. scan, sgan, to suck. See Suck


In literature:

A very hard, dry skin must be soaked and scraped alternately until thoroughly relaxed.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
I could soak 'em twice the fee and they'd never peep.
"The Lady Doc" by Caroline Lockhart
I'm soaking; I can feel the water running down into my boots.
"Jack at Sea" by George Manville Fenn
They laid him on the blood-soaked straw; Alixe crept in beside him and took his head on her knees.
"Lorraine" by Robert W. Chambers
Finally mix in some capers soaked in vinegar.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
The little face looked ghastly white, in contrast to the blood-soaked hair about it.
"Cricket at the Seashore" by Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
You can soak the wood for budding all you want to, we have soaked it until the top bud came out.
"Northern Nut Growers Association, Report of the Proceedings at the Fourth Annual Meeting" by Various
Put the dishes that need it to soak.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management" by Ministry of Education
They have soaked it to you good and proper.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
But before we inspect the reels themselves suppose we see how the cocoons are soaked and made ready.
"The Story of Silk" by Sara Ware Bassett

In poetry:

Mary had a little frog
And it was water-soaked,
But Mary did not keep it long
Because, of course, it croaked!
"Mary Had A Little Frog" by Ellis Parker Butler
But least of all he liked that place
Which hangs on Highgate Hill
Of soaked Carrara-covered earth
For Londoners to fill.
"On A Portrait Of A Deaf Man" by Sir John Betjeman
On the path of dreams
Has there been dewfall, perhaps?
Throughout the night
I went back and forth, my sleeves
Soaked, and still not dried.
"On the path of dreams" by Ki no Tsurayuki
And a red juice runs on the green grass;
And a red juice soaks the dark soil.
And the sixteen million are killing. . . and killing
and killing.
"Killers" by Carl Sandburg
"And when the sun too seldom beamed,
The sky, o'ercast, too darkly frowned,
The soaking rain too constant streamed,
And mists too dreary gathered round;
"Views Of Life" by Anne Bronte
'But why did your tears soak through the clay,
And why did your sobs wake me where I lay?
I was away, far enough away:
Let me sleep now till the Judgment Day.'
"The Poor Ghost" by Christina Georgina Rossetti

In news:

A bright way to wake up on a dreary winter morning: French toast topped with a dollop of mascarpone and a scattering of cranberries soaked in sugar syrup.
Patrols Aim to Nail Drunk Drivers during Wine-Soaked North County Events.
ELGIN Powder Valley pursuit of a fifth straight boys track and field title started with a bang Saturday at the rain-soaked ICUE Invitational.
Their yards are already soaked because of a water pipeline release over the weekend.
On a gray and rain-soaked Thursday afternoon, Mount Carmel Health Systems officially began construction on a new Grove City facility.
Soak it up from 3 to 6 pm with martinis, Kirin drafts and spring rolls, all $4 each.
It wasn't the ultra-comfy bed with its down-filled duvet, or the oversized soaking tub, although those were certainly enticements.
Nineteen Omni Hotels executive chefs are into the third day of a week-long trip to Buenos Aires and the wine country of Mendoza, Argentina, soaking up the culture, learning about foods and wines, tasting and sipping both.
It's a great place to soak up random information.
First-time kayaker soaks in rollin' on the river.
An oil spill worker handles an oil -soaked boom in a marsh off of Cocodrie, La.
An oil soaked section of Rosehill Cemetery in Linden.
Dolphins-Seahawks game soaked by sprinklers.
Disney Fantasyland Casey Jr Splash 'N' Soak station.
Homeowners in this California hot spot can soak up the sun and engage in a number of activities, including controlling the music and videos.

In science:

The soak test studies of stainless-steel samples in the GdCl3 solution were also performed with the accelerating condition keeping the solution temperature at 60 ◦C.
Gadolinium study for a water Cherenkov detector
Note that the output length of h, i.e., l, is set to be |q |/2 in (H)MQV, but approximately |q | in OAKE and sOAKE protocols.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
The total computational complexity of (s)OAKE is essentially the same as that of (H)MQV, with sOAKE being still slightly more efficient than HMQV.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
But, the computation of K ˆA (resp., K ˆB ) of HMQV is still slightly more inefficient than that of sOAKE with a single hash.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols
Note that F may not necessarily know the corresponding secret-key z of ˆZ . (b) ˆB generates y ∈R Z ∗ q and Y = g y , and computes Z cy , where c = h(m ˆZ , ˆZ , Z, Y ) for OAKE-HDR or c = 1 for sOAKE-HDR.
A New Family of Practical Non-Malleable Diffie-Hellman Protocols