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Soak, 1) to draw in by the pores, to imbibe: “thy conceit is --ing, will draw in more than the common blocks,” Wint. I, 2, 224. a sponge . . . that --s up the king's countenance etc. Hml. IV, 2, 16.
2) to steep in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain, to drench: “many princes . . . lie drowned and soaked in mercenary blood,” H5 IV, 7, 79.
3) to enter by the pores or any interstices: “all the tears . . . may run into that sink, and --ing in drown the lamenting fool,” Tit. III, 2, 19.
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