Nearby words

  1. so what,
  2. so-and-so,
  3. so-called,
  4. so-so,
  5. so.,
  6. soak up,
  7. soakage,
  8. soakaway,
  9. soaked,
  10. soaked to the skin

Origin of soak

before 1000; Middle English soken, Old English sōcian; akin to suck

SYNONYMS FOR soak
2, 4. seep. 7. See wet. 8. infuse, penetrate.

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British Dictionary definitions for soak

soak

/ (səʊk) /

verb

noun

Derived Formssoaker, nounsoaking, noun, adjective

Word Origin for soak

Old English sōcian to cook; see suck

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Word Origin and History for soak

soak

v.

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.

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