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Definition of 'sop'


  1. piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: 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
       Synonyms: soak through
  3. dip into liquid; "sop bread into the sauce"
  4. cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot face"
       Synonyms: drench douse dowse soak souse

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