soak (someone or something) through

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soak (someone or something) through

To make someone or something extremely or thoroughly wet, especially through multiple layers. Jane soaked my books through when she sprayed me with the garden hose on my way home from school. I hope the kids get home soon, or that rain is going to soak them through!
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soak through something

[for liquid] to work its way through something, such as cloth or paper. Please wipe up that mess before it soaks through the tablecloth. It's too late. The grape juice has soaked through the carpet into the mat.
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soak through

v.
To drench someone or something: I forgot to cover my backpack, and now my sleeping bag is soaked through. The rainstorm soaked me through to the skin.
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References in classic literature ?
All that time he heard nothing but the sound of a million little waters, overhead from the trees, and underfoot along the ground, soaking through the pine-needles, dripping from the tongues of draggled fern, and spouting in newly-torn muddy channels down the slopes.