the Week of Proper 3 / Ordinary 8
(v. i.) To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
(v. t.) To drench; to wet thoroughly.
(v. t.) To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
(v. t.) To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; - often with through.
(v. t.) Fig.: To absorb; to drain.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. i.) To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
(v. i.) To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Soak'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​web/​s/soak.html. 1828.