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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SOAK

It's Bill that bled me, and bled me until I've had to soak a mortgage on the ranch.

Soak the beans overnight and then parboil them in soda water.

Such inelastic lessons, given time to soak in, were sobering.

A smoked tongue should soak in cold water at least all night.

Then soak it in cold water for a quarter of an hour, or more.

The rennet must soak all night in the water before it can be fit for use.

Win who will, English blood must soak the soil of England this night.'

Soak the beef in the water for about half an hour, moving it occasionally with a fork.

If very salt or much dried, soak for twelve hours before cooking.

While the apples are cooking, soak the gelatine in the cream.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English socian (intransitive) "to soak, to lie in liquid," from Proto-Germanic *sukon (cf. West Flemish soken), possibly from PIE *sug-, from root *seue- (2) "to take liquid" (see sup (v.2)). Transitive sense "drench, permeate thoroughly" is from mid-14c.; that of "cause to lie in liquid" is from early 15c. Meaning "take up by absorption" is from 1550s. Slang meaning "to overcharge" first recorded 1895. Related: Soaked; soaking. As a noun, mid-15c., from the verb.

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