a liquid food made by boiling or simmering meat, fish, or vegetables with various added ingredients.
Slang. a thick fog.
Slang. added power, especially horsepower.
Photography Slang. developing solution.
soup up, Slang.
to improve the capacity for speed or increase the efficiency of (a motor or engine) by increasing the richness of the fuel mixture or the efficiency of the fuel, or by adjusting the engine.
to give spirit or vivacity to; enliven: a political rally souped up by the appearance of the candidates.
Idioms about soup
from soup to nuts,
from the first through the last course of a meal.
from beginning to end; to a complete, encompassing degree; leaving nothing out.
in the soup, Informal. in trouble: He'll be in the soup when the truth comes out.
- soupless, adjective
- souplike, adjective
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How to use soup in a sentence
We have been lied to about what is and is not healthy, and there’s no hard evidence that putting a can of mushroom soup in your casserole every once in a while is going to result in serious physical harm.The Joy of Cooking Other People’s ‘Secret Family Recipes’ | Amy McCarthy | September 11, 2020 | Eater
The pandemic in many ways has already showcased the strength of the sector, with consumers stockpiling candy and chocolate along with their canned soup and peanut butter.How scary will a COVID-19 Halloween be for candy companies? | Beth Kowitt | August 29, 2020 | Fortune
There’s no telling whether Davis, like Rapoport, will make regular appearances in test kitchen videos, but if she does, fans can expect to see her cooking up soup and fish, her two favorite types of dishes, according to her CNN interview.Bon Appétit Announces Dawn Davis, Publishing Heavyweight, as New Editor-in-Chief | Elazar Sontag | August 27, 2020 | Eater
Microorganisms chemically modify the metal, setting it free from the surrounding rock and allowing it to dissolve in a microbial soup, from which the metal can be isolated and purified.We’re Using Microbes to Clean Up Toxic Electronic Waste. Here’s How | Sebastien Farnaud | August 20, 2020 | Singularity Hub
If we had switched gravity off at the beginning of the universe, it would still be a big, boiling hot soup of fundamental particles.
There was also the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, and the cookie diet.
By nightfall, I had showered, eaten some soup that a friend brought me, and I slept in my room for 12 solid hours.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything | Liz Seccuro | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Once inside, he removes a cup of broccoli-cheddar soup from his bag and goes to heat it up.The Revival of Kieran Culkin: A Reluctant Star Seizes the Spotlight | Marlow Stern | October 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tear soup: A Recipe for Healing after Lossby Pat Schwiebert.
The shards of one can be used to cut someone (never mind the constant availability of soup-can tops).Prisoners Get Cultural Fix with 8-Tracks and Bootleg Cassettes | Daniel Genis | August 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
She had forced herself to eat most of her soup, and now she was picking the flaky bits of a court bouillon with her fork.
"There were a good many," replied Edna, who was eating her soup with evident satisfaction.
Mr. Pontellier, who was observant about such things, noticed it, as he served the soup and handed it to the boy in waiting.
Had put on her Sunday gown, and had nothing to do now but hold up her head high, and sup her soup out of a silver spoon.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
Meanwhile, the judicious establishment of free soup kitchens in the streets alleviated the necessities of the mob.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
British Dictionary definitions for soup
a liquid food made by boiling or simmering meat, fish, vegetables, etc, usually served hot at the beginning of a meal
informal a photographic developer
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Other Idioms and Phrases with soup
In addition to the idiom beginning with soup
- soup up
- duck soup
- from soup to nuts
- in the soup
- thick as thieves (pea soup)
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