verb (used with object), sopped, sop·ping.
verb (used without object), sopped, sop·ping.
Origin of sop
Definition for sop (2 of 3)
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A sop to lawmakers who represent congressional districts consisting entirely of catfish ponds.Up to a Point: P.J. O’Rourke on Valentine’s Day and Oral Hygiene|P. J. O’Rourke|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Cynics, of course, can argue that this is just a sop to Western sensibilities.
Liberals regard them as a sop to the wealthy, who receive the largest share of the benefits.In Second Term, What Will Obama Do About Bush Tax Cuts?|Noam Scheiber|March 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Taking it on now is strictly Obama's sop to liberals appalled by his spineless obsession with managing public perceptions.
With a shrug of his shoulders, sop resumed his studies, finding Aretino more diverting than such nonsense.The Duke's Motto|Justin Huntly McCarthy
Nevertheless, as a sop to high philosophy, every baby is allowed to be the offspring of its father and mother.Essays on Life, Art and Science|Samuel Butler
Pliny states that sop was the Contubernalis of Rhodopis, his fellow slave, whose extraordinary beauty passed into a proverb.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, February 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
As a sop to Cerberus, the King promised thenceforth to abide by the advice of his native nobility, and the subsidy was voted.Earl Hubert's Daughter|Emily Sarah Holt
Of three of them, the Bible, Shakspeare and sop's Fables, he could repeat large portions by heart.Men of Our Times|Harriet Beecher Stowe