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

Translation of soak in French:


  • 1to give something a soak (British English)
    faire or laisser tremper quelque chose
    to have a soak
    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 [figurative] [informal] (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
    être absorbé par (earth, paper, fabric)
    to soak through
    traverser (bandages)
    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
    trempé de sueur
    (pitch, track)

Phrasal verbs

soak away

être absorbé

soak in

(water, ink)
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)
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]
s'imprégner de (atmosphere)
to soak up the sun
faire le plein de soleil [informal]
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