sopped up; sopping up; sops up

Definition of sop up

: to remove (a liquid) from a surface by using soft paper, bread, etc. He sopped up the gravy with pieces of bread.

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“Sop up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sop%20up. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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