AskDefine | Define sopping

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1 piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid [syn: sops]
2 a concession given to mollify or placate; "the offer was a sop to my feelings"
3 a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely; "rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries" [syn: standing operating procedure, standard operating procedure, standard procedure]


1 give a conciliatory gift or bribe to
2 be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid [syn: soak through]
3 dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
4 mop so as to leave a semi-dry surface; "swab the floors"
5 become thoroughly soaked or saturated with liquid
6 cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face" [syn: drench, douse, dowse, soak, souse] [also: sopping, sopped]sopping adj : wet through and through; thoroughly wet; "stood at the door drenched (or soaked) by the rain"; "a shirt saturated with perspiration"; "his shoes were sopping (or soaking)"; "the speaker's sodden collar"; "soppy clothes" [syn: drenched, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soppy] adv : extremely wet; "dripping wet"; "soaking wet" [syn: soaking, dripping]sopping See sop

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  1. present participle of sop


  1. Soaked, drenched, completely wet to the point of dripping.
    By now he was sopping wet so there was no point in putting on his hat.

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