I remember one of them used a slice of bread to sop up blood like gravy.
She flung a towel down to sop up the tiny flood, and saw it swiftly crimson before her eyes.
And it's surprising ain't it, what a lot of information you can sop up when you do the sponge act in earnest?
Like sponges they sop up the limited quantity of selling chances they happen to get.
But he set to work slapping the fringe of the noisome mop back and forth to sop up what he could.
He did that too, and loaned her his neck handkerchief to sop up the last of the wet.
Old English sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from Proto-Germanic *supp-, related to Old English verb suppan (see sup (v.2)), probably reinforced by Old French soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from 1660s, a reference to the sops given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in the "Aeneid."
Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.
The way things are properly and usually done: The SOP here is that you ask the chairman first
[WWII armed forces; fr standard operating procedure]