verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to absorb or take in or up by absorption: Blotting paper soaks up ink.
- to absorb with one's mind or senses; take in: to soak up information.
- Slang. to drink to excess: He can really soak up the booze.
Origin of soak
Examples from the Web for soaked
In its over 1,000-year history, the land has soaked in the blood of millions of people.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dead one's rifle lies purposelessly near the soaked one's feet.
The soaked one squats on the bridge, eyes furious and downcast.
My gloved fingertips, soaked with blood on his pulseless groin, started to vibrate.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead|Sandeep Jauhar|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was content to copy, and in copying I soaked up valuable lessons—about hard work, about art, and about my own limitations.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists|Malcolm Jones|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If he do not obtain shelter, he will soon be soaked to the skin.The Flag of Distress|Mayne Reid
Brewis is made of crusts and dry pieces of bread, soaked a good while in hot milk, mashed up, and eaten with salt.Mrs. Hale's Receipts for the Million|Sarah Josepha Hale
Our clothes, saddles, blankets, and food were soaked to a pulp.
A gallon of water is the least in which either of them should be soaked.The Young Housekeeper's Friend|Mrs. (Mary Hooker) Cornelius
So he ran down into the pond as fast as he could run and soaked himself in the water.Lulu, Alice and Jimmie Wibblewobble|Howard R. Garis
British Dictionary definitions for soaked
Word Origin for soak
Word Origin and History for soaked
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.