Translation of soak in Spanish:

soak

poner en remojo, v.

Pronunciation /səʊk//soʊk/

transitive verb

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    • 1.1

      (clothes/lentils) (immerse) poner en remojo
      (clothes/lentils) (immerse) poner a remojo
      (lentils/clothes) (immerse) dejar remojando
      (clothes/lentils) (leave immersed) dejar en remojo
      (lentils/clothes) (leave immersed) dejar 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 / quitar algo remojándolo
      • In a bowl, combine tapioca and milk; soak for one hour.
      • Once the slices have soaked for 10 minutes, discard the liquid.
      • As I soaked in the hot water to wake up, my brain was awhirl in a multitude of thoughts.
      • Allow the tea to cool, soak a washcloth in it, wring it out, lie down, and place it over your closed eyes for 15 to 20 minutes.
      • To get rid of the salt, I would recommend that you soak it at least overnight.
      • The woman had gotten a towel and soaked it in the sink.
      • Rinse or soak them thoroughly in fresh water to remove excess salt before adding them to your compost pile.
      • While those were soaking in boiling water, I also boiled chicken with garlic and onions.
      • Steven soaks his clothes overnight to get out stains.
      • To clean your bearings thoroughly, take the bearings apart and soak them in a citrus degreaser.
      • An old man, whose face looked as if he'd been soaking in water too long, snuck glances at me while puffing on a cigarette.
      • If using dried borlotti beans soak them overnight in cold water then rinse well.
      • Luke ran to the bathroom and started to run some super hot water for Winnie to soak in for a while.
      • She soaked for hours, enjoying the feel of the warm water against her skin.
      • She thought about going home and soaking in the water.
      • Cook until the flour is light golden brown, then stir in the stock and also the liquid reserved from soaking the dried mushrooms.
      • She has a stack of willow in her garden at all times, soaking in water ready for weaving.
      • I then left the clothes in a bucket to soak overnight with washing soda.
      • One night, while I was soaking in the bath, the phone rang.
      • Let agitation begin, but stop the washer and let the towels soak in hot water.
      • I wrung out a cold washrag, let it soak in the hot water as I brushed my hair, then braided it into a tight braid in the back of my head.
      • I couldn't have looked convinced, because she then dragged me over to her sink where a dirty baking dish was soaking in water.
      • I laid quietly in the bathtub soaking in the warm water and letting it settle my thoughts.
      • For a natural fabric softener, soak garments overnight in a solution of one part vinegar to three parts water, then rinse well in clear water before washing.
      • Any sailor who shot an albatross would soak it overnight to get rid of the fishy taste, and make pies from it the next morning.
      • The are usually packed in olive oil or vinegar, and are frequently slit so they absorb the flavor of the wine vinegar marinade in which they are soaked.
      • Lying with her feet propped on the rim of the large tub, Yvonne let herself soak in the hot water.
      • If using dried beans, soak them overnight, then cover with fresh water and cook for between 60 and 90 minutes, until tender.
      • Also, soaking in a shallow tub of salty water may ease the discomfort.
      • After realizing how long I had sat soaking in the water, I hoisted myself up out of the tub and walked across the room to retrieve a towel.
      • If you want your paste to not be green, soak the pistachios overnight, and then remove the skins with a tea towel.
      • He ripped off two lengths of bandage and began soaking them in the liquid.
      • Rinse thoroughly, then soak the fabric in a dilute bleach solution.
      • Steep it for 10 minutes, allow the tea to cool and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
      • Since they cannot maintain a peaceful mind within activity, they avoid noisy places and spend their days soaking in stale water.
      • They were more likely to say they soak in a tub to relax.
      • They were somewhat difficult to come by, anchovies packed in oil are much easier to find, but I finally located some and soaked them overnight.
      • Then they soak the projectiles in the poison over night.
      • Make sure it is totally submerged, and soak each batch in clean water to avoid pollutants.
      • After 15 to 20 minutes soaking in the water, your pores will enlarge and pulse quicken.

    • 1.2(drench)

      empapar
      to be soaked (to the skin) estar calado hasta los huesos
      • A small stream of warm red liquid flowed down my neck and hit my shirt, soaking a small patch of black cloth.
      • Gasping slightly he felt the water rapidly soak him through, chilling him to the bone; still he moved further into the waters.
      • Once the weather had died down, I found to my horror that I had about 100 kg of sea water soaking my rations.
      • The rain poured down relentlessly, soaking her to the skin within minutes of its beginning.
      • Water came spraying out and soaked his t-shirt quite thoroughly.
      • As spray soaked the men on-board the sergeant bellowed orders.
      • Cat twirled around as the warm rain pounded down on her, soaking her uniform-dress and hair.
      • He stood shivering as rain soaked his clothes, trying to protect his harp.
      • I held it over his head and wrung it out; the water soaked his sheets, his hair and his shirt.
      • She took another shuddering breath as she placed her head under the running water and allowed it to soak her hair.
      • I buried my face in his chest, allowing my tears to soak his shirt, leaving tell tale damp spots where my eyes had pressed.
      • I heard the shattering but not before I felt the hot liquid soaking my worm pajama pants and burning my skin.
      • The warm salty tears soaked her palms thoroughly, making them damp.
      • Running her hands threw her long black hair she let the water soak her back.
      • She could feel a stinging liquid dribbling down her shoulder and soaking her shirt; her wound had reopened in her frantic flight.
      • Instead of sleeping, though, I cried silently, my tears soaking the pillow.
      • Substances where this mold can be found include places where water has soaked wood.
      • I gasp loudly as the cold liquid soaks my face and my chest.
      • Roof and mechanical system leaks can allow water to soak interior surfaces.
      • The liquid quickly soaked his grey socks and he stepped out of the fuming puddle in no time, fumbling to take off the wet articles of clothing.

  • 2informal

    (charge heavily)
    clavar informal
    desplumar informal
    • 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

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    (lie in liquid)
    the sheets will have to soak va a haber que dejar las sábanas en / a remojo
    • to leave sth to soak dejar algo en / a remojo
    • I like to soak in a hot bath me gusta darme un buen baño caliente
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    (penetrate)
    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
    • The front side of the cage began to glow, and in seconds, the liquid that had soaked into my clothes disappeared, and I was dry.
    • Sweat from his fingertips soaks into the comic's cover.
    • Glancing at his paper, he realised that the ink had soaked through several sheets.
    • 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.
    • Sweat soaked through her clothes and matted her short red hair.
    • His sweat would've soaked through her breeches, but she sat sort of side-saddle, and her legs were facing the inside of the arena.
    • Whatever ink soaks through will be absorbed by the paper towel.
    • All four gardaí had to return to the station to shower and change uniforms as the petrol had soaked through their clothes causing a further hazard.
    • Accidentally knocking over the bottle, I watched as the crimson coloured liquid soaked into the white papers.
    • At this point, water either soaks into the face of the concrete masonry or flows down the wall.
    • The ink had soaked through the pages, the pages curled and wrinkled.
    • During a downpour I saw two young girls wearing bell-bottomed jeans that were so long the hem waded through every puddle and water had soaked up to the back of their knees!
    • He flinched, and the orange liquid soaked through his pants.
    • If the water soaks in, the wood needs to be refinished.
    • By then tears were already soaking into her skin and her eyes were a bit swollen.
    • I see the droplets soak into the stale, brown grass, and I watch it pound the drooping daylilies and roses.
    • The sweat band wrapped tightly around her forehead was drenched, and sweat soaked through her clothes and covered her face and arms.
    • The water was soaking through the cotton wool, and was then hanging until a sufficiently large drop fell into the bath.
    • It was caused by me stupidly putting a retractable pen in my pocket - the ink soaked into the fabric.
    • The cold water easily soaked through my clothes, leaving me shivering, a harsh contrast to the warmth of a moment ago.

noun

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    (in liquid)
    to give sth a soak poner algo en / a remojo
    • the lawn needs a good soak el césped necesita un buen remojón
    • to be in soak estar en / a remojo
    • Top off your perfect evening with a soothing soak in one of their private baths.
    • Hot chocolate warms me before I retire to my room for a pre-dinner nap and a good long soak in the bath to pre-empt any aches and pains from the day's exercise.
    • I completely tuned her out after that, and enjoyed a hot soak.
    • On many moonless nights, they have enjoyed a warm soak, watching thousands of stars, in complete solitude.
    • 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 had been washing from a bucket of water he provided for me each morning and while it was refreshing, I really needed to have a good soak and wash my hair.
    • It turned out to be a quicker soak than he'd anticipated.
    • As an alternative to sleeping aids, some experts recommend a soak in a hot tub.
    • He nods, says he'll be there on Sunday - as always - for his 15 minutes of ice followed by a soak in the cold tub.
    • I enjoyed the dip, even if it was in a cold bath that looked as if a football team had enjoyed a soak before me.
    • You might have tried brining a turkey, but other meats benefit from a soak in a salt-sugar liquid too.
    • The essence of the Sycamore experience is a soak in one of the resort's fancifully named redwood tubs.
    • I lit candles all around the bathroom, and had a nice soak in a bath full of lavender scented bubbles.
    • Cleaning your food processor bowl with a good soak is tough because of the hole in the middle.
    • Most, though, are intended as peaceful retreats for grown-ups who prefer quiet soaks to water slides.
    • Tiptoe through the garden for a moonlit soak in the hot tub or simply cuddle up by the fire in your room.
    • For a soothing, relaxing soak, put dried thyme into an eight-inch square of cheesecloth.
    • They had all opted for a soak in the hot tub, and Ashley lent them a few of her bathing suits.
    • Other highlights of our weekend: a soak in an outdoor, rooftop hot tub.
    • After a long walk back to Piccadilly Circus and a stuffy train journey home during which I dozed off, I was glad of a soak in a cool, deep bath.
  • 2informal

    (drunkard)
    borrachín masculine informal
    borrachina feminine informal
    • Satyrs and nymphs gambol about him harmlessly, and Silenus is a cheerful old soak.
    • Some old soak deprived of a few bob won't make it.
    • He's either a total soak, or he was getting someone else a drink when he ran into Jan.
    • It helps to mar what is otherwise a perfectly respectable account of the old soak's rise to power.
    • If you don't make any more beer soon you'll run out, and then where will you be, you old soak?