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soak
British English: /səʊk/
American English: /soʊk/

Translation of soak in French:

noun

  • 1to give something a soak (British English)
    faire or laisser tremper quelque chose
    to have a soak
    (person)
    prendre un long bain

transitive verb

  • 1 (wet)
    tremper (person, clothes)
    to get soaked
    se faire tremper
  • 2 (immerse)
    laisser or faire tremper (clothes, dried foodstuff)
  • 3
    [informal]
    [figurative] (drain)
    faire casquer (informal) (customer, taxpayer)

intransitive verb

  • 1 (be immersed) to leave something to soak
    mettre quelque chose à tremper (clothes)
  • 2 (be absorbed) to soak into
    (water)
    être absorbé par (earth, paper, fabric)
    to soak through
    (blood)
    traverser (bandages)
    (rain)
    traverser, transpercer (coat)

reflexive verb

  • to soak oneself (get wet)
    se tremper
    (in bath) prendre un long bain

also: soaked past participle adjective

  • also: -soaked
    dans composésblood-soaked bandages
    des pansements imbibés de sang
    sweat-soaked
    trempé de sueur
    rain-soaked
    (pitch, track)
    détrempé
    sun-soaked

Phrasal verbs

soak away

(water)
être absorbé

soak in

(water, ink)
pénétrer
let the stain remover soak in
laisse le détachant pénétrer

soak off

1 soak off
(label, stamp)
se décoller
the label on the bottle soaks off
l'étiquette se décolle quand on fait tremper la bouteille dans l'eau
2 soak [something] off, soak off [something]
décoller [quelque chose] en le mouillant (label)

soak out

1 soak out
(dirt, stain)
partir
2 soak [something] out, soak out [something]
faire partir [quelque chose] en le laissant tremper (stain)

soak up

1 soak [something] up, soak up [something]
(earth, sponge)
absorber, boire (water)
2 soak up [something]
(person)
s'imprégner de (atmosphere)
to soak up the sun
faire le plein (informal) de soleil

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