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sop

play
noun \ˈsäp\

Simple Definition of sop

  • : something that is done or given to someone in order to prevent trouble, gain support, etc.

Full Definition of sop

  1. 1 chiefly dialect :  a piece of food dipped or steeped in a liquid

  2. 2 :  a conciliatory or propitiatory bribe, gift, or gesture

Examples of sop

  1. <as a sop to the teachers' union for supporting his reelection campaign, the mayor promised to push for the abolition of the residency requirement>



Origin of sop

Middle English soppe, from Old English sopp; akin to Old English sūpan to swallow — more at sup


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with sop


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sop

transitive verb

Definition of sop

soppedsop·ping

  1. 1a :  to steep or dip in or as if in liquidb :  to wet thoroughly :  soak

  2. 2 :  mop 1



Examples of sop

  1. <sopped the sponge with the detergent and began scrubbing the floor vigorously>

  2. <my book fell in the swimming pool and was thoroughly sopped before I could fish it out>



Circa 1529

First Known Use of sop

circa 1529


SOP

abbreviation

Definition of SOP

  1. standard operating procedure; standing operating procedure





SOP Defined for Kids

sop

play
verb \ˈsäp\

Definition of sop

soppedsop·ping

  1. 1 :  to soak or dip in or as if in liquid <He sopped the bread in gravy.>

  2. 2 :  to mop or soak up <The water was sopped up with rags.>





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