01. You need to [soak] the dried mushrooms in water for a while before you can use them.
02. After the race, the runner [soaked] his sore feet in warm water.
03. We got [soaked] walking home in the rain.
04. I left the dishes to [soak] for a while, so I will do them after the movie is over.
05. We should really [soak] the soil around the plants because it is pretty dry.
06. The blood [soaked] through the sleeve of his shirt, forming a large stain.
07. Sandra loves to [soak] in a hot bath after a long day at work.
08. A good [soak] in the hot tub will make you feel a lot better.
09. During New Year's in Thailand, people throw water at each other, and pretty well everybody gets [soaked].
10. You left your new coat out in the rain, and now it is [soaking] wet.
11. There is a Japanese proverb which states that getting money is like digging with a needle, but spending it is like water [soaking] into the sand.
12. Abraham Cowley wrote "The thirsty earth [soaks] up the rain."
13. Marcelene Cox once noted that weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower, and thinking how it is [soaking] in around your green beans.
14. A human hair is 70 percent easier to cut when [soaked] in warm water for two minutes.
15. The modern dinner plate is a fairly recent development; until the 15th century, it was customary to eat on a thick slice of stale bread that [soaked] up the juice.
16. Hippos enjoy [soaking] in the mud; it keeps their skin from drying out.
17. During winter, Japanese apes find warmth [soaking] in volcanic hotsprings.
18. Raw coffee beans, [soaked] in water and spices, are chewed like candy in many parts of Africa.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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