Soak v. t. [imp. & p. p. Soaked p. pr. & vb. n. Soaking.]
1. 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.
2. To drench; to wet thoroughly.
Their land shall be soaked with blood. --Isa. xxiv. 7.
3. To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
4. To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; -- often with through.
The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through wreaths of snow. --Sir W. Scott.
5. Fig.: To absorb; to drain. [Obs.]
adj 1: wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door
drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated
with perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or
soaking)"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy
clothes" [syn: drenched, saturated, soaking, sodden,
2: very drunk [syn: besotted, blind drunk, blotto, crocked,
cockeyed, fuddled, loaded, pie-eyed, pissed, pixilated,
plastered, potty, slopped, sloshed, smashed, soused,
sozzled, squiffy, stiff, tiddly, tiddley, tight,