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sop

[sop] /sɒp/
noun
1.
a piece of solid food, as bread, for dipping in liquid food.
2.
anything thoroughly soaked.
3.
something given to pacify or quiet, or as a bribe:
The political boss gave him some cash as a sop.
4.
a weak-willed or spineless person; milksop.
verb (used with object), sopped, sopping.
5.
to dip or soak in liquid food:
to sop bread in gravy.
6.
to drench.
7.
to take up (liquid) by absorption (usually followed by up):
He used bread to sop up the gravy.
verb (used without object), sopped, sopping.
8.
to be or become soaking wet.
9.
(of a liquid) to soak (usually followed by in).
Origin of sop
1000
before 1000; (noun) Middle English; Old English sopp; cognate with Old Norse soppa; (v.) Old English soppian, derivative of the noun (not recorded in ME). See sup2
Synonyms
3. tip, gratuity, payoff.
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  • She just couldn't help crying when I sopped them with the tizwin.

    Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet
  • It should be sopped on frequently with a soft cloth and allowed to dry on the skin.

  • A little later Joe had sopped up the water, and quiet was restored.

  • Lucy, for the third time, said that poor Charlotte would be sopped.

    A Room With A View E. M. Forster
  • She sopped up the drops with the sponge and then squeezed it in the pitcher.

    Italian Popular Tales

    Thomas Frederick Crane
  • We used to place his saucer of sopped bread, and his saucer of water at the foot of the bush.

    Live Toys

    Emma Davenport
  • We sopped our bread in our porridge, and, knowing we had the day to face, ate all we could.

  • Andrew from beneath the bench lifted his sopped head, like a turtle, breathless.

    Uncle William Jennette Lee
  • Then he cut away dies of bread, sopped one in the gravy and put it in his mouth.

    Ulysses James Joyce
British Dictionary definitions for sopped

sop

/sɒp/
noun
1.
(often pl) food soaked in a liquid before being eaten
2.
a concession, bribe, etc, given to placate or mollify: a sop to one's feelings
3.
(informal) a stupid or weak person
verb sops, sopping, sopped
4.
(transitive) to dip or soak (food) in liquid
5.
when intr, often foll by in. to soak or be soaked
See also sop up
Word Origin
Old English sopp; related to Old Norse soppasoup, Old High German sopfa milk with bread; see sup²

SOP

abbreviation
1.
standard operating procedure
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Word Origin and History for sopped

sop

n.

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."

sop

v.

Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for sopped

SOP

noun

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]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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