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Use the word "soak" when something or a person gets very, very wet or when something sits in water for a long time.

Here it is as a verb:

  • Maria soaked some black beans overnight.
  • You have to let a tea bag soak in water for a few minutes to make tea.
  • Hector soaked his shirt in soapy water to get a stain out.
  • If you soak in water for a long time, your fingers and toes will get all wrinkled.
  • Helen and her friends stayed outside during a rain shower and got soaked.
  • Let that pan soak in water for awhile before you try to wash it.

The word "soaking" is commonly used as an adverb before the word "wet."

  • My shoes are soaking wet.
  • The ground got soaking wet after the storm.
  • After several days of rain, the ground is soaked. (In this sentence, "soaked" is an adjective.)

You can also use "soak" as a noun:

  • The ground got a good soaking after the storm.
  • It hasn’t rained in a long time. Give the garden a good soak.

saoking her feet

She’s soaking her feet in a bucket of water.

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Published on June 5, 2014.



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