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(tr, adverb) to mop or take up (spilt water, etc) with or as if with a sponge
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How to use sop up in a sentence
He couldn't get anything that would sop up oil and hold a light for half a minute.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
She flung a towel down to sop up the tiny flood, and saw it swiftly crimson before her eyes.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
I remember one of them used a slice of bread to sop up blood like gravy.The Night of the Long Knives|Fritz Reuter Leiber
Like sponges they sop up the limited quantity of selling chances they happen to get.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins
And it's surprising ain't it, what a lot of information you can sop up when you do the sponge act in earnest?Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford