June 5, 2014 - Word of the Day: soak
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.
She's soaking her feet in a bucket of water.
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