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Definition of soup

1 : a liquid food especially with a meat, fish, or vegetable stock as a base and often containing pieces of solid food
2 : something (such as a heavy fog or nitroglycerine) having or suggesting the consistency or nutrient qualities of soup
3 : an unfortunate predicament that stunt landed her in the soup

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Synonyms for soup


brume, fog, gauze, haze, mist, murk, reek, smog

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Examples of soup in a Sentence

in soup like this, amateur pilots can easily become disoriented

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This soup is full of all the things that make Hispanic cooking so irresistible. Daniel Neman, Twin Cities, "Make dinner in a snap with these rotisserie chicken recipes," 6 June 2019 The bowl of soup that Viktor Shtrum, a nuclear physicist (played by Mr Kuryshev), leaves in his Moscow flat is finished by a prisoner in the gulag. The Economist, "A great Russian director brings history to life on stage," 17 May 2018 Dinner might be vegetable or bean soup or a vegetable stir fry. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "It’s April in Houston, Must Be Curling Season," 20 Apr. 2019 If that was the goal, then the Helsinki summit has left the president in a pea-soup fog. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Trump scores on his own goal," 16 July 2018 Nestled behind the tapas bar Crush, Greek Sneek is a modest 2,000 square feet (seating only about 100 diners), and specializes in classic Mediterranean dishes; Avgolemono chicken soup, kebabs, the works. Marley Marius, Vogue, "A Guide to Low-Key (But Still Luxe) Las Vegas," 22 Oct. 2018 She will always be remembered for making the best meatballs, linguini and white clam sauce, chicken soup, onion pie and especially fried dough., "Clara Cellino," 1 July 2018 Offer words of support, chicken soup, a ride to chemo, a distracting novel or Netflix recommendation, but no other unsolicited advice whatsoever. Robin Abrahams,, "A friend shared her cancer diagnosis on Facebook. How can I offer support?," 26 June 2018 The reality star, who isn’t shy about sharing her super easy creations in the kitchen, revealed her matzo ball and chicken noodle soup recipe on Monday night, giving fans the step-by-step process on her Instagram Stories. Jessica Fecteau,, "Kylie Jenner Gets Back in the Kitchen to Show How to Make Her Matzo Ball Soup," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of soup

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for soup

Middle English soupe, from Anglo-French supe sop, soup, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Norse soppa soup, Old English sopp — more at sup

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The first known use of soup was in the 14th century

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English Language Learners Definition of soup

: a food made by cooking vegetables, meat, or fish in a large amount of liquid


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Kids Definition of soup

: a liquid food made by cooking vegetables, meat, or fish in a large amount of liquid

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