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To make wet
“Allow the tea to cool, soak a washcloth in it, wring it out, lie down, and place it over your closed eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.”
To wet thoroughly with liquid
“Running her hands threw her long black hair she let the water soak her back.”
To penetrate or permeate by saturation
“I see the droplets soak into the stale, brown grass, and I watch it pound the drooping daylilies and roses.”
Absorb a liquid
“This was annoying enough, but after I'd used towels to soak up the water, I heard an ominous dripping noise coming from below.”
To partake excessively of alcoholic beverages
“… depressed about his love life, he repaired to a bar to soak.”
“… a merchant who soaks the tourists every summer.”
A person who makes a habit of getting drunk
“… felt sorry for the town soak, who couldn't hold a job.”
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