sop

[ sop ]
/ sɒp /

noun

verb (used with object), sopped, sop·ping.

verb (used without object), sopped, sop·ping.

to be or become soaking wet.
(of a liquid) to soak (usually followed by in).

Origin of sop

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
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British Dictionary definitions for sop up (1 of 3)

sop up

verb

(tr, adverb) to mop or take up (spilt water, etc) with or as if with a sponge

British Dictionary definitions for sop up (2 of 3)

sop

/ (sɒp) /

noun

(often plural) food soaked in a liquid before being eaten
a concession, bribe, etc, given to placate or mollifya sop to one's feelings
informal a stupid or weak person

verb sops, sopping or sopped

(tr) to dip or soak (food) in liquid
(when intr, often foll by in) to soak or be soaked
See also sop up

Word Origin for sop

Old English sopp; related to Old Norse soppa soup, Old High German sopfa milk with bread; see sup ²

British Dictionary definitions for sop up (3 of 3)

SOP

abbreviation for

standard operating procedure

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