"soaking" in the noun sense
1. soak, soakage, soaking
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"
2. drenching, soaking, souse, sousing
the act of making something completely wet
"he gave it a good drenching"
3. soak, soaking
washing something by allowing it to soak
"soaking" in the verb sense
submerge in a liquid
"I soaked in the hot tub for an hour"
2. overcharge, soak, surcharge, gazump, fleece, plume, pluck, rob, hook
rip off ask an unreasonable price
3. drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse
cover with liquid pour liquid onto
"souse water on his hot face"
4. pawn, soak, hock
leave as a guarantee in return for money
"pawn your grandfather's gold watch"
6. intoxicate, soak, inebriate
make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
7. souse, soak, inebriate, hit it up
become drunk or drink excessively
8. soak, imbue
fill, soak, or imbue totally
"soak the bandage with disinfectant"
heat a metal prior to working it
"soaking" in the adverb sense
1. soaking, sopping, dripping
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