sop up

Definition of sop up

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  a conciliatory or propitiatory bribe, gift, or gesture

  1. :  to steep or dip in or as if in liquid

    :  to wet thoroughly :  soak

    :  mop

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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