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).
Standard Operating Procedure; Standing Operating Procedure. Also,S.O.P.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.