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Noun: soaking  sow-king
  1. The process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid)
    "a good soaking put life back in the wagon";
    - soak, soakage
  2. The act of making something completely wet
    "he gave it a good soaking";
    - drenching, souse, sousing
  3. Washing something by allowing it to soak
    - soak
Adverb: soaking  sow-king
  1. Extremely wet
    "soaking wet";
    - sopping, dripping
Verb: soak  sowk
  1. Submerge in a liquid
    "I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
  2. Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto
    "soak water on his hot face";
    - drench, douse, dowse, sop, souse
  3. Leave as a guarantee in return for money
    "soak your grandfather's gold watch";
    - pawn, hock [N. Amer]
  4. Beat severely
  5. Make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
    - intoxicate, inebriate
  6. Become drunk or drink excessively
    - souse, inebriate, hit it up
  7. Fill, soak, or imbue totally
    "soak the bandage with disinfectant";
    - imbue
  8. Heat a metal prior to working it
  9. [informal] Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
    - overcharge, surcharge, gazump [Brit, informal], fleece [informal], pluck [informal], rob, hook [informal], skin [informal]

Derived forms: soakings

Type of: action, activity, affect, beat, beat up, booze [informal], charge, cheat, chisel [informal], consign, drink, fuddle, heat, heat up, hit the bottle [informal], immerse, impregnate, lavation, natural action, natural process, plunge, rip off [informal], saturate, wash, washing, wet, wetting, work over

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