Predicate: soak

Roleset id: soak.01 , cause to become very very wet, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

soak.01: SOAK-V NOTES: Based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Member of VNcls fill-9.8, wipe_manner-10.4.1, other_caus-45.4. (from soak.01-v)


soak (v.)Cause_to_be_wet Soaking Fluidic_motion
soaking (n.)


        arg 0 might be the liquid in ergative usages. (from soak.01-v)
        Arg0-PAG: causer (vnrole: 9.8-agent, 10.4.1-agent, 45.4-agent, 9.8-theme, 10.4.1-theme)
        Arg1-PPT: thing getting wet (vnrole: 9.8-destination, 45.4-patient)

Example: transitive

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: gerund

        [A 10-gallon water cooler]-1 had toppled onto the floor, *trace*-1 soaking the red carpeting.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: soaking
        Arg1: the red carpeting

Example: ARG0 and ARG1

        There was a jar full of sour wine there , so the soldiers soaked a sponge in it .

        Argm-adv: so
        Arg0: the soldiers
        Rel: soaked
        Arg1: a sponge
        Argm-loc: in it

Predicate: soak_up

Roleset id: soak_up.02 , absorb, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

soak_up.02: SOAK_UP-V NOTES: See VNcls wipe_manner-10.4.1, phrasal variant not actually a member though. (from soak.02-v)


soak_up (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: absorber, agent
        Arg1-PPT: liquid
        Arg2-MNR: instrument, if separate from agent

Example: no instrument

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: ns,  form: infinitive

        But the recent volatility in stock prices caused by the program trading has made [some market makers]-1 less willing *trace*-1 to soak up the stocks that are for sale.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: [ soak] [ up]
        Arg1: the stocks that are for sale

Example: with instrument

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        John soaked up the spilled milk with his linguistics homework.

        Arg0: John
        Rel: soaked up
        Arg1: the spilled milk
        Arg2: with his linguistics homework