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

Translation of soak in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 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 something off
    despegar or quitar algo remojándolo
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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) to be soaked (to the skin)
    estar empapado
    estar calado hasta los huesos
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (charge heavily) [colloquial]
    clavar [colloquial]
    desplumar [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Likewise, their prescription-drug plan is limited to seniors, and even then it soaks the taxpayers while allowing the drug makers to keep charging rip-off prices.

intransitive verb

  • 1 (lie in liquid) the sheets will have to soak
    va a haber que dejar las sábanas en or a remojo
    to leave something 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
  • 2 (penetrate) (+ adverb complement) to soak into/through something
    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
    Example sentences
    • 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.


  • 1 (in liquid) to give something 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
    Example sentences
    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

soak up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
empaparse de
she can really soak up the booze!
¡cómo chupa! [colloquial]
bebe como una esponja
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