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sop

[sop] /sɒp/
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
1000
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
Synonyms
3. tip, gratuity, payoff.

SOP

1.
Standard Operating Procedure; Standing Operating Procedure.
Also, S.O.P.

sop.

1.
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Examples from the web for sop
  • 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.
  • Essentially it was a sop to the unions, both in the sawmills and in the construction industry.
  • And you can sop our your own oil spills and provide your own pension and health insurance while you're at it.
  • The main ingredient must have an inherent crispness so it can sop up a dressing without losing its character.
  • The way this memorial gets added to as a sop to political correctness is especially troubling.
  • But plain, fluffy nan remained our choice for the best bread with which to sop up the lovely entree sauces.
  • Have lots of crusty bread on hand to sop up the juices.
British Dictionary definitions for sop

sop

/sɒp/
noun
1.
(often pl) 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
verb sops, sopping, sopped
4.
(transitive) to dip or soak (food) in liquid
5.
when intr, often foll by in. to soak or be soaked
See also sop up
Word Origin
Old English sopp; related to Old Norse soppasoup, Old High German sopfa milk with bread; see sup²

SOP

abbreviation
1.
standard operating procedure

sop.

abbreviation
1.
soprano
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Word Origin and History for sop
n.

Old English sopp- "bread soaked in some liquid," (in soppcuppe "cup into which sops are put"), from Proto-Germanic *supp-, related to Old English verb suppan (see sup (v.2)), probably reinforced by Old French soupe (see soup (n.)). Meaning "something given to appease" is from 1660s, a reference to the sops given by the Sibyl to Cerberus in the "Aeneid."

v.

Old English soppian, from the source of sop (n.). Related: Sopped; sopping.

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Slang definitions & phrases for sop

son-of-a-bitching

adjective

Wretched; accursed: I'm going to have a son-of-abitching press conference of my own (1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for sop

SOP

standard operating procedure

sop.

soprano
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sop in the Bible

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.)

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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