sop: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (sop), [key]
— n., v., sopped, sop•ping.
  1. a piece of solid food, as bread, for dipping in liquid food.
  2. anything thoroughly soaked.
  3. something given to pacify or quiet, or as a bribe: The political boss gave him some cash as a sop.
  4. a weak-willed or spineless person; milksop.
  1. to dip or soak in liquid food: to sop bread in gravy.
  2. to drench.
  3. to take up (liquid) by absorption (usually fol. by up): He used bread to sop up the gravy.
  1. to be or become soaking wet.
  2. (of a liquid) to soak (usually fol. by in).


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. Standard Operating Procedure; Standing Operating Procedure.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. soprano.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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