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soaking (verb)

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  • soaking — 1. verb Present participle of soak. 2. noun Immersed in water; a drenching or dunking. 1906 We came on a wild goose chase , grumbled one, as he stirred the fire. Got nothing but a soaking for our pains . Horatio Alger, Joe the Hotel Boy, [ …   Wiktionary

  • soak up — verb 1. take in, also metaphorically The sponge absorbs water well She drew strength from the minister s words • Syn: ↑absorb, ↑suck, ↑imbibe, ↑sop up, ↑suck up, ↑draw, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ret — verb To prepare (flax, hemp etc.) for further processing by soaking, which facilitates separation of fibers from the woody parts of the stem. the lowland nearly silent except for water thrushes, the harvested fields, the smell of hops being dried …   Wiktionary

  • kyanize — verb To preserve wood from decay by soaking it in a solution of mercuric chloride See Also: kyanization …   Wiktionary

  • brew — verb 1》 make (beer) by soaking, boiling, and fermentation. 2》 make (tea or coffee) by mixing it with hot water. 3》 (of an unwelcome situation) begin to develop. noun 1》 a kind of beer. 2》 informal a drink of tea. Derivatives brewer noun Origin OE …   English new terms dictionary

  • soak — verb 1》 make or become thoroughly wet by immersion in liquid. 2》 make extremely wet: the rain soaked their hair. 3》 (soak something up) absorb a liquid.     ↘expose oneself to or experience something beneficial or enjoyable.     ↘(soak oneself… …   English new terms dictionary

  • gibber — verb (I) to speak quickly in a way that no one can understand, especially because you are very frightened or shocked: The little boy was soaking wet and gibbering with agitation …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • soak — [[t]so͟ʊk[/t]] soaks, soaking, soaked 1) VERB If you soak something or leave it to soak, you put it into a liquid and leave it there. [V n] Soak the beans for 2 hours... He turned off the water and left the dishes to soak. 2) VERB If a liquid… …   English dictionary

  • steep — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English stepe, from Old English stēap high, steep, deep; akin to Old Frisian stāp steep, Middle High German stief more at stoop Date: before 12th century 1. lofty, high used chiefly of a sea 2. making a large angle… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • soak — /soʊk / (say sohk) verb (i) 1. to lie in and become saturated or permeated with water or some other liquid. 2. to pass (in, through, out, etc.), as a liquid, through pores or interstices. 3. to be thoroughly wet. 4. to become known slowly: the… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • soak — soak1 [ souk ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to put something into a liquid and leave it there for a period of time: Leave the beans to soak overnight. soak something in something: She soaked the shirt in soapy water. 2. ) intransitive… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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