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
Synonyms for soak
Antonyms for soak
Related Words for soakedsoggy, sodden, wet, soused, sopping, dripping, drenched, soaking, dank, soppy
Examples from the Web for soaked
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 25, 2014
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
August 21, 2014
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
January 26, 2014
Historical Examples of soaked
The book is soaked through and through with a strange beauty.Green Mansions
W. H. Hudson
When you are ready to boil it, pour off the water in which it has soaked.
Have ready a pint of rice that has been well picked, washed, and soaked.
Her Sunday-school class had never been so tiresome nor so soaked in hair-oil.The Incomplete Amorist
And it turned out that his fishing clothes had been soaked in oil and tree-wax.The Chinese Fairy Book
Word Origin for soak
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.