In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1.1(clothes/lentils) poner en remojo(clothes/lentils) poner a remojo(lentils/clothes) dejar remojando(clothes/lentils) dejar en remojo(lentils/clothes) dejar a remojothey 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)empaparto 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 informaldesplumar 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.
1(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
2(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.
1(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 informalborrachina 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?
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