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Soak vs. Steep

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Soakverb

(intransitive) To be saturated with liquid by being immersed in it.

‘I'm going to soak in the bath for a couple of hours.’;

Steepadjective

Of a near-vertical gradient; of a slope, surface, curve, etc. that proceeds upward at an angle near vertical.

‘a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep barometric gradient’;

Soakverb

(transitive) To immerse in liquid to the point of saturation or thorough permeation.

‘Soak the beans overnight before cooking.’;

Steepadjective

(informal) expensive

‘Twenty quid for a shave? That's a bit steep.’;

Soakverb

(intransitive) To penetrate or permeate by saturation.

‘The water soaked into my shoes and gave me wet feet.’;

Steepadjective

(obsolete) Difficult to access; not easy reached; lofty; elevated; high.

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Soakverb

(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.’;

Steepadjective

(of the rake of a ship's mast, or a car's windshield) resulting in a mast or windshield angle that strongly diverges from the perpendicular

‘The steep rake of the windshield enhances the fast lines of the exterior. [http://legacy.sandiegouniontribune.com/uniontrib/20070303/news_lz1dd3maynard.html]’;

Soakverb

To take money from.

Steepnoun

The steep side of a mountain etc.; a slope or acclivity.

Soakverb

To drink intemperately or gluttonously.

Steepnoun

A liquid used in a steeping process

‘Corn steep has many industrial uses.’;

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Soakverb

To heat (a metal) before shaping it.

Steepnoun

A rennet bag.

Soakverb

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.’;

Steepverb

(ambitransitive) To soak an item (or to be soaked) in liquid in order to gradually add or remove components to or from the item

‘They steep skins in a tanning solution to create leather.’; ‘The tea is steeping.’;

Soakverb

To absorb; to drain.

Steepverb

(intransitive) To imbue with something.

‘a town steeped in history’;

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Soaknoun

An immersion in water etc.

‘After the strenuous climb, I had a nice long soak in a bath.’;

Steepadjective

Bright; glittering; fiery.

‘His eyen steep, and rolling in his head.’;

Soaknoun

A drunkard.

Steepadjective

Making a large angle with the plane of the horizon; ascending or descending rapidly with respect to a horizontal line or a level; precipitous; as, a steep hill or mountain; a steep roof; a steep ascent; a steep declivity; a steep barometric gradient.

Soaknoun

(slang) A carouse; a drinking session.

Steepadjective

Difficult of access; not easily reached; lofty; elevated; high.

Soaknoun

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

Steepadjective

Excessive; as, a steep price.

Soakverb

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.

Steepverb

To soak in a liquid; to macerate; to extract the essence of by soaking; as, to soften seed by steeping it in water. Often used figuratively.

‘Let fancy still my sense in Lethe steep.’; ‘In refreshing dew to steepThe little, trembling flowers.’; ‘The learned of the nation were steeped in Latin.’;

Soakverb

To drench; to wet thoroughly.

‘Their land shall be soaked with blood.’;

Steepverb

To undergo the process of soaking in a liquid; as, the tea is steeping.

Soakverb

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

Steepnoun

Something steeped, or used in steeping; a fertilizing liquid to hasten the germination of seeds.

Soakverb

To make (its way) by entering pores or interstices; - often with through.

‘The rivulet beneath soaked its way obscurely through wreaths of snow.’;

Steepnoun

A rennet bag.

Soakverb

Fig.: To absorb; to drain.

Steepnoun

A precipitous place, hill, mountain, rock, or ascent; any elevated object sloping with a large angle to the plane of the horizon; a precipice.

‘We had on each side naked rocks and mountains broken into a thousand irregular steeps and precipices.’; ‘Bare steeps, where desolation stalks.’;

Soakverb

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

Steepnoun

a steep place (as on a hill)

Soakverb

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

Steepverb

engross (oneself) fully;

‘He immersed himself into his studies’;

Soakverb

To drink intemperately or gluttonously.

Steepverb

let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse;

‘steep the blossoms in oil’; ‘steep the fruit in alcohol’;

Soaknoun

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’;

Steepadjective

having a sharp inclination;

‘the steep attic stairs’; ‘steep cliffs’;

Soaknoun

washing something by allowing it to soak

Steepadjective

greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation;

‘exorbitant rent’; ‘extortionate prices’; ‘spends an outrageous amount on entertainment’; ‘usorious interest rate’; ‘unconscionable spending’;

Soakverb

submerge in a liquid;

‘I soaked in the hot tub for an hour’;

Steepadjective

of a slope; set at a high angle;

‘note the steep incline’; ‘a steep roof sheds snow’;

Soakverb

rip off; ask an unreasonable price

Soakverb

cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;

‘souse water on his hot face’;

Soakverb

leave as a guarantee in return for money;

‘pawn your grandfather's gold watch’;

Soakverb

beat severely; slang

Soakverb

make drunk (with alcoholic drinks)

Soakverb

become drunk or drink excessively

Soakverb

fill, soak, or imbue totally;

‘saturate the bandage with disinfectant’;

Soakverb

heat a metal prior to working it

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