To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like.
- To make thoroughly wet or saturated by or as if by placing in liquid.
- To immerse in liquid for a period of time.
- To absorb (liquid, for example) through or as if through pores or interstices.
- To remove (a stain, for example) by continued immersion: soaked out the grease spots.
- Informal To take in or accept mentally, especially eagerly and easily: soaked up the gossip.
- Informal To drink (alcoholic liquor), especially to excess.
- Informal To make (a person) drunk.
- Slang To overcharge (a person).
- To be immersed until thoroughly saturated.
- To penetrate or permeate; seep: The speaker paused to let her words soak in.
- Slang To drink to excess.
- The act or process of soaking.
- The condition of being soaked.
- Liquid in which something may be soaked.
- Slang A drunkard.