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Rinse vs. Soak — What's the Difference?

Rinse vs. Soak — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Rinse and Soak

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Rinse

To wash lightly with water.
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Soak

To immerse in liquid for a period of time
Soak the beans in water before cooking.
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Rinse

To remove (soap, for example) by washing lightly in water.
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Soak

To make thoroughly wet or saturated
I soaked the flowers with the hose. We got soaked by the rain.
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Rinse

The act of washing lightly.
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Soak

To absorb (liquid, for example) through pores or interstices
Use the bread to soak up the gravy.
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Rinse

A solution, such as water, used in rinsing.
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Soak

To be exposed to
Went to the beach to soak up the sun.
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Rinse

A solution used in coloring or conditioning the hair.
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Soak

(Informal) To experience or take in mentally, especially eagerly and easily
Soaked up the music scene.
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Rinse

(transitive) To wash (something) quickly using water and no soap.
You'd better rinse that stain before putting the shirt in the washing machine.
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Soak

To remove (a stain, for example) by continued immersion
Soaked out the grease spots.
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Rinse

(transitive) To remove soap from (something) using water.
Rinse the dishes after you wash them.
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Soak

To drink (alcoholic liquor), especially to excess.
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Rinse

To thoroughly defeat in an argument, fight or other competition.
You got rinsed.
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Soak

To make (a person) drunk.
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Rinse

The action of rinsing.
I'll just give this knife a quick rinse.
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Soak

(Slang) To charge (a person) an inordinate amount for something
People were getting soaked during the gas shortage.
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Rinse

A liquid used to rinse, now particularly a hair dye.
I had a henna rinse yesterday.
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Soak

To be immersed in liquid
The beans are soaking.
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Rinse

To wash lightly; to cleanse with a second or repeated application of water after washing.
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Soak

To seep into or permeate something
Water soaked into the soil.
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Rinse

To cleancse by the introduction of water; - applied especially to hollow vessels; as, to rinse a bottle.
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Soak

To be taken in mentally
The speaker paused to let her words soak in.
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Rinse

The act of rinsing.
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Soak

(Slang) To drink to excess.
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Rinse

A liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint
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Soak

The act or process of soaking
Had a long soak in the bath.
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Rinse

The removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
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Soak

Liquid in which something may be soaked.
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Rinse

The act of giving a light tint to the hair
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Soak

(Slang) A drunkard.
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Rinse

Washing lightly without soap
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Soak

(intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.
I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.
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Rinse

Wash off soap or remaining dirt
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Soak

(transitive) To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.
Soak the beans overnight before cooking.
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Rinse

Clean with some chemical process
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Soak

(intransitive) To penetrate or permeate by saturation.
The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.
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Rinse

Rinse one's mouth and throat with mouthwash;
Gargle with this liquid
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Soak

(transitive) To allow (especially a liquid) to be absorbed; to take in, receive. (usually + up)
A sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
I soaked up all the knowledge I could at university.
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Soak

To take money from.
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Soak

To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
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Soak

To heat (a metal) before shaping it.
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Soak

To hold a kiln at a particular temperature for a given period of time.
We should soak the kiln at cone 9 for half an hour.
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Soak

To absorb; to drain.
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Soak

(slang) to engage in sexual activity with penetration but without hip thrusting (usually said of Mormons).
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Soak

(transitive) To hit or strike.
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Soak

An immersion in water etc.
After the strenuous climb, I had a nice long soak in a bath.
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Soak

A drunkard.
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Soak

(slang) A carouse; a drinking session.
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Soak

(Australia) A low-lying depression that fills with water after rain.
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Soak

To cause or suffer to lie in a fluid till the substance has imbibed what it can contain; to macerate in water or other liquid; to steep, as for the purpose of softening or freshening; as, to soak cloth; to soak bread; to soak salt meat, salt fish, or the like.
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Soak

To drench; to wet thoroughly.
Their land shall be soaked with blood.
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Soak

To draw in by the pores, or through small passages; as, a sponge soaks up water; the skin soaks in moisture.
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Soak

To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; - often with through.
The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through wreaths of snow.
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Soak

Fig.: To absorb; to drain.
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Soak

To lie steeping in water or other liquid; to become sturated; as, let the cloth lie and soak.
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Soak

To enter (into something) by pores or interstices; as, water soaks into the earth or other porous matter.
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Soak

To drink intemperately or gluttonously.
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Soak

The process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid);
A good soak put life back in the wagon
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Soak

Washing something by allowing it to soak
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Soak

Submerge in a liquid;
I soaked in the hot tub for an hour
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Soak

Rip off; ask an unreasonable price
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Soak

Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;
Souse water on his hot face
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Soak

Leave as a guarantee in return for money;
Pawn your grandfather's gold watch
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Soak

Beat severely; slang
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Soak

Make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)
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Soak

Become drunk or drink excessively
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Soak

Fill, soak, or imbue totally;
Saturate the bandage with disinfectant
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Soak

Heat a metal prior to working it
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