A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

SOAK

Fri, 19 Jan '24
Saturate
Tue, 8 Aug '23
Completely drench
Sun, 23 Apr '23
Water down, say
Sat, 30 Jul '22
Charge too much
Mon, 16 May '22
Drench
Tue, 29 Mar '22
Marinate, e.g.
Mon, 24 May '21
Lo-o-ong bath
Mon, 29 Mar '21
Take a lo-o-ong bath