In its over 1,000-year history, the land has soaked in the blood of millions of people.
By the end of the afternoon, I was soaked in sweat and needed to sit down and eat something with sugar in it.
But on that night, as his fans rose for a standing ovation, he drew it out and soaked in the moment.
Indeed, Emma Donoghue, author of the shortlisted Room, has soaked up a great deal of interest.
Shah soaked up the notion of duty by watching his parents take in a stream of relatives, even when it strained them at times.
The days were severe, and the nights were spent in a soaked tent, pitched in slush or snow.
If left longer on the fire they become too soaked in water and lose their taste.
As she spoke Mrs. Harold took a bit of absorbent cotton, soaked it in rose water and bathed the lovely soft, brown eyes.
With the flash of powder they with difficulty kindled a fire, for everything was dripping with moisture, and every log was soaked.
The food was still worse—cold caf noir, and bread eighteen months old, soaked in water before it could be eaten.
Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (cf. 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.
[1722+; one of Benjamin Franklin's catalog of words for ''drunk'']