sop up

phrasal verb

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

Examples of sop up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Serve it over couscous or with salad greens; or plunk the dish in the center of the table and serve it as an appetizer with pita wedges and crusty bread for sopping up the juices. Lynda Balslev, The Mercury News, 11 Mar. 2024 Floods and mudslides lead to evacuation warnings, closed roads Because of all the rain in Southern California, the soil can no longer sop up more moisture, leading to runoff in the area. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 6 Feb. 2024 But Daniel Minahan, who the directs the first couple episodes and executive produces the show as a whole, wants to emphasize there's more going on here than just the sight of Bailey sopping up Bomer's piggly wigglies. EW.com, 27 Oct. 2023 But what Louis' does offer is a taste of Old Nevada, where customers dine at communal tables on fare that sustained the Basque shepherds — soup, beans and bread, lamb, steak and oxtail with fries to sop up the savory juices. The Arizona Republic, 15 Feb. 2024 Classic butter chicken is rich and deep, with plenty of sauce left to sop up with naan. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 30 Jan. 2024 After a short while on the stove, the flour from the chicken helps to thicken the liquid ever so slightly, turning it into a sauce begging to be sopped up with crusty bread, white rice or the grain of your choosing. Aaron Hutcherson, Washington Post, 20 Feb. 2024 But what Louis' does offer is a taste of Old Nevada, where customers dine at communal tables on fare that sustained the Basque shepherds − soup, beans and bread, lamb, steak and oxtail with fries to sop up the savory juices. Usa Today Network, USA TODAY, 15 Feb. 2024 To sop up the water, Wang bought diapers to line the seams of the walls. 1 of 4 A photo taken shortly after the mass shooting at two mushroom farms of the room where farmer workers Yingze Wang and Jinsheng Liu lived on the Concord Farms property. Ray Chavez, The Mercury News, 21 Jan. 2024

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“Sop up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sop%20up. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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