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Is it "I drenched my finger in water" ??

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Drench has two meanings -- one somewhat literal and the other poetic.  The literal meaning is to wet or soak thoroughly in water.  As Sanjay said, you can be drenched by rain. You can fall into a creek and become drenched.  You can drench your finger -- meaning to soak it. In this meaning, drench is sometimes used in recipes -- drench the lamb with brandy.


The poetic meaning is to cover something liberally -- the garden was drenched in flowers.


Yes, you can say "I drenched my finger in water", although the "in water" is somewhat redundant.

link answered Jun 19 '12 at 18:24 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

I learnt a new word "creek" and an idiom with the word creek.Up the creek-->n a difficult, unfortunate, or inextricable position.

sanjayJun 20 '12 at 04:59

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As far I know, the word "drench" is used with rain.  I was  completely drenched last night.

link comment answered Jun 19 '12 at 17:02 sanjay Expert

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