There are 2 translations of soak in Spanish:

soak1

Pronunciation: /səʊk/

vt

  • 1 1.1 [lentils/clothes] (immerse) poner* en or a remojo, dejar remojando; (leave immersed) dejar en or a remojo they soaked themselves in the atmosphere of the ancient city se empaparon de la atmósfera de la antigua ciudad to soak sth off despegar* or quitar algo remojándolo
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    • Rinse thoroughly, then soak the fabric in a dilute bleach solution.
    • Rinse or soak them thoroughly in fresh water to remove excess salt before adding them to your compost pile.
    • If using dried beans, soak them overnight, then cover with fresh water and cook for between 60 and 90 minutes, until tender.
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    • As I soaked in the hot water to wake up, my brain was awhirl in a multitude of thoughts.
    • Let agitation begin, but stop the washer and let the towels soak in hot water.
    • Lying with her feet propped on the rim of the large tub, Yvonne let herself soak in the hot water.
    1.2 (drench) empapar to be soaked (to the skin) estar* empapado, estar* calado hasta los huesos
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    • Gasping slightly he felt the water rapidly soak him through, chilling him to the bone; still he moved further into the waters.
    • I held it over his head and wrung it out; the water soaked his sheets, his hair and his shirt.
    • Substances where this mold can be found include places where water has soaked wood.

vi

  • 1.1 (lie in liquid) the sheets will have to soak va a haber que dejar las sábanas en or a remojo to leave sth to soak dejar algo en or a remojo, dejar algo remojando I like to soak in a hot bath me gusta darme un buen baño caliente 1.2 (penetrate) (+ adverb complement/+ adverbio predicativo) to soak into/through sth calar algo water had soaked through my shoes el agua me había calado los zapatos wipe it up before it soaks in límpialo antes de que se absorba
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    • The cold water easily soaked through my clothes, leaving me shivering, a harsh contrast to the warmth of a moment ago.
    • When the water soaks into my shoes, I lose all feeling in my toes, but it is okay because I am not being beaten for being a little wet.
    • He flinched, and the orange liquid soaked through his pants.

Phrasal verbs

soak up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento
1.1 [water/blood/ink] absorber, embeber 1.2 [sun/atmosphere] empaparse de; [knowledge/information] absorber she can really soak up the booze! ¡cómo chupa! [colloquial/familiar], bebe como una esponja

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There are 2 translations of soak in Spanish:

soak2

n

  • 1 (in liquid) to give sth a soak poner* algo en or a remojo the lawn needs a good soak el césped necesita un buen remojón to be in soak estar* en or a remojo
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    • You might have tried brining a turkey, but other meats benefit from a soak in a salt-sugar liquid too.
    • So I shall seek other forms of rest and relaxation after work today, probably involving some music and a good book, with the possible addition of a soak in the bath.
    • I lit candles all around the bathroom, and had a nice soak in a bath full of lavender scented bubbles.
  • 2 (drunkard) [colloquial/familiar] borrachín, (masculine, feminine) [colloquial/familiar]
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    • It helps to mar what is otherwise a perfectly respectable account of the old soak's rise to power.
    • Some old soak deprived of a few bob won't make it.
    • If you don't make any more beer soon you'll run out, and then where will you be, you old soak?

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The Cortes Generales is the Spanish Parliament, consisting of two houses, the lower house or Congreso de los Diputados and the upper house or Senado. It is a legislative body, approves state budgets, and exercises other powers relating to international treaties and agreements, the autonomous regions and appointments to posts in institutions such as the Tribunal Constitucional.