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soak

1. in. to drink heavily; to get drunk. (see also soaked.) The two old ladies put on their coats and went out to soak.
2. n. a drinking bout. Both guys declined to go out and stayed home and enjoyed a soak in front of the TV.
3. n. a drunkard. Some old soak lay moaning in the gutter.
4. tv. to overcharge someone; to extort money from someone. They soaked me for twenty dollars for the parts, but at least it runs now.
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soaking or hydration, steaming has great influence on the final characteristics and quality of the end product.
The wheat seed soaking in water like seed priming can be helpful to overcome the problem of low seed germination in relay wheat in standing cotton.
Hemp was the only one where soaking wasn't required.
Centre manager and musician Rob Halligan also took a soaking in aid of the work at the Jesus Centre after receiving four nominations.
A reusable absorbent article comprising: an outer surface having hydrophilic top layer; a soaking layer adjacent to and beneath the top layer, the soaking layer being secured to and distinct from the top layer; a substantially liquid impermeable layer adjacent to and beneath the soaking layer; and a backing layer adjacent to and beneath the substantially liquid impermeable layer, all of the layers being secured together to form a unitary structure, wherein the soaking layer is a non-woven needle punch fabric comprising 60% -65% hydrophobic polyester fibers of a generally circular cross-sectional shape and 35% -40% hydrophilic polyester resin fibers of a non-circular cross-sectional shape.
Summary: A man who tried to smuggle 53kg of cocaine, by soaking his clothes in the drug, has been sentenced to ten years in jail.
A: Although we are used to soaking beans and legumes before cooking them, in our culture, soaking whole grains, seeds, and nuts is not as common.
Highest germination index percentage, tallest plants and highest fresh and plant dry weight were obtained from soaking tubers in GA3 at 10 ppm plus IAA at 6 ppm.
LIKE most females, Columbia the Brazilian rainbow boa wants to keep her skin looking radiant - and she does it by soaking in the bath for most of the day.
Soaking in hot water is most likely best as a soothing measure in between races, and not immediately after them.
Sienna gets a drenching SOPPING With her dry co-star Karolina Kurkova YOU'VE GOT TO BE SOAKING She's all smiles
Soaking facilitates uniform cooking and shortens cooking time.
Kathy Joseph at Fiddlehead Cellars, another Santa Barbara soaker, pointed me toward a pair of pieces by Virginia Tech's Bruce Zoecklein, suggesting that the monomeric anthocyanins extracted during cold soaking may (emphasis on may) result in increased finished wine color.
The duration of solvent soaking was chosen taking into consideration the evaporation rate of the solvent in the process of composite production.
5 : a drink or medicine made by soaking plant parts (as dried roots) <ginger tea>