sop

[sop]
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:
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


3. tip, gratuity, payoff.
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SOP

Standard Operating Procedure; Standing Operating Procedure.
Also, S.O.P.

sop.

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sop (sɒp)
 
n
1.  (often plural) 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
 
vb (when intr, often foll by in) , sops, sopping, sopped
4.  (tr) to dip or soak (food) in liquid
5.  to soak or be soaked
 
[Old English sopp; related to Old Norse soppasoup, Old High German sopfa milk with bread; see sup²]

SOP
 
abbreviation for
standard operating procedure

sop.
 
abbreviation for
soprano

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Word Origin & History

sop
O.E. sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from P.Gmc. *suppo, related to O.E. verb suppan (see sup (2)), probably reinforced by O.Fr. soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from
1665, an allusion to the sop given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in Virgil's "Aeneid."
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
SOP
standard operating procedure
sop.
soprano
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Bible Dictionary

Sop definition


a morsel of bread (John 13:26; comp. Ruth 2:14). Our Lord took a piece of unleavened bread, and dipping it into the broth of bitter herbs at the Paschal meal, gave it to Judas. (Comp. Ruth 2:14.)

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Example sentences
The pasta is cut on traditional bronze dies, resulting in a rough texture
  designed to sop up the ingredients that dress it.
Sop up extra liquid with toasted and buttered flour tortillas.
The main sop to the younger set is that the game is exceptionally easy.
Tear off a chunk of the excellent yeasty rolls and sop up the sauce.
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