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1sop

noun \ˈsäp\

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

Full Definition of SOP

1
chiefly dialect :  a piece of food dipped or steeped in a liquid
2
:  a conciliatory or propitiatory bribe, gift, or gesture
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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

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

Rhymes with SOP

2sop

transitive verb
soppedsop·ping

Definition of SOP

1
a :  to steep or dip in or as if in liquid
b :  to wet thoroughly :  soak
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>

First Known Use of SOP

circa 1529

SOP

abbreviation

Definition of SOP

standard operating procedure; standing operating procedure
SOPPED Defined for Kids

sop

verb \ˈsäp\
soppedsop·ping

Definition of SOP for Kids

1
:  to soak or dip in or as if in liquid <He sopped the bread in gravy.>
2
:  to mop or soak up <The water was sopped up with rags.>

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