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 soaker
Soaker took his thumping in a way that I judged it was a custom between them.
It doesn't rain very much around here, but when it does we get a soaker!Motor Matt's Race|Stanley R. Matthews
The chunky one in the middle, his name's Sokai, but I call him Soaker for short.
It was a soaker, sure enough, and I didn't dry out until several days afterward.An American Hobo in Europe|Ben Goodkind
One day he received a "soaker" of a snowball in his left ear while hurrying to the gymnasium.The Rover Boys on a Hunt|Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
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.