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Definition of "sop" [sop]

  • To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate. (verb-transitive)
  • To take up by absorption: sop up water with a paper towel. (verb-transitive)
  • A piece of food soaked or dipped in a liquid. (noun)
  • Something yielded to placate or soothe. (noun)
  • A bribe. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sop" in a sentence
  • "The utility on Friday said it would begin initial compensation payments of up to ¥1 million, or about $12,000, to residents from an 18-mile zone around the plant—an offer some evacuees called an insufficient, short-term sop."
  • "But prices are now, at least in our area, $3.75 or so a gallon, and in the meantime domestic oil companies are making record profits and were just thrown a multi-million dollar sop from the energy bill."
  • "Sugar sop is na o'er digestible to th 'best o' 'em."