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  • n  the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    a good soak put life back in the wagon
  • n  washing something by allowing it to soak
  • v  submerge in a liquid
    I soaked in the hot tub for an hour
  • v  rip off; ask an unreasonable price
  • v  cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
  • v  leave as a guarantee in return for money
  • v  beat severely
  • v  make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
  • v  become drunk or drink excessively
  • v  fill, soak, or imbue totally
    soak the bandage with disinfectant
  • v  heat a metal prior to working it

  • Umbrellas are supposed to keep the water out, but those $5 throwaway models will soak through in a downpour, and even the best umbrellas drip annoyingly when you bring them indoors .
  • For example, GreenSeat, a Dutch carbon-trading outfit, buys offsets from a foundation that plants trees in Uganda's Mount Elgon National Park to soak up the carbon emissions of its .
  • You can't expect to soak up Chinese like a sponge, but you do have the ability to concentrate and to study for hours on end.
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  • John McCain in FOXNews
    He believes in redistributing wealth, not in policies that grow our economy and create jobs,McCain said in Denver. "Sen. Obama may say he's trying to soak the rich ...... but it's the middle class who are going to get put through the...
  • Jimmie Johnson in Forbes
    It's going to take a little bit of time for this to soak in, just to think what this team has accomplished and the year we've had,Johnson said. "Being a champion, it's the only thing I ever wanted to be."
  • Chad Knaus in
    You have to give the guys an opportunity to go out there and soak it in and feel a sense of accomplishment,Knaus said. "Because if they are working continuously and they don't get any type of reward for what they have done, they are going...

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