sop up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v sop up take up as if with a sponge
    • v sop up take in, also metaphorically "The sponge absorbs water well","She drew strength from the minister's words"
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Usage

In literature:

It shocked him into being quiet; he simply held his breath and stared while I wiped away his tears and sopped up the ink.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
The snow lay deep in these woods and I was sopping wet up to the knees.
"Greenmantle" by John Buchan
He squatted over his soup, sopping it up with his bread, and contemplated his comrades.
"The War in the Air" by Herbert George Wells
Jim brightened up and finished his steak, sopping bread in the gravy when the meat was gone.
"When God Laughs and Other Stories" by Jack London
The ink was sopped up.
"The Gold Bat" by P. G. Wodehouse
By and by, when all is gone but the liquid, we sop that up with pieces of bread.
"Hebrew Life and Times" by Harold B. Hunting
Marse Jeff bought some lallahoe, dat was syrup, and had big old pones of lightbread baked for us to sop it up wid.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Everything they'd ever spilled I'd sopped up like a sponge.
"Winner Take All" by Larry Evans
And it's surprising ain't it, what a lot of information you can sop up when you do the sponge act in earnest?
"Torchy, Private Sec." by Sewell Ford
Why, what she was trying to sop up in six weeks most young ladies give as many years to.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
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In poetry:

Old Spense he riz up from the ground,
An' with a kind ov wonder,
He look'd inter thet patent vat,
An' simply sed, "By thunder"!
Then look'd at Deely hard, and sed,
"The milk will sop clar thro' his hed"!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
So when the husband came at night
From bootless chase, cold, gaunt, and grim,
Great was that Saxon lord's delight
To find the sop dished up for him;
And as he ate, Winfreda told
How she had laid the wolf out cold.
"Winfreda" by Eugene Field

In news:

We love how the flatbreads made from whole-wheat dough sop up the extra sauce.
Even if you're a tad skeptical that people in the United Arab Emirates sop up lots of JG Ballard, you'll admit that these nine examples are mighty cogent .
The light tarragon-infused sauce begs to be sopped up with crusty bread.
Even if you're a tad skeptical that people in the United Arab Emirates sop up lots of JG Ballard, you'll admit that these nine examples are mighty cogent.
How else are you going to sop up the last bits of gravy.
The corporation that sopped up punishment in the Seventies is now rolling up profits despite a continuing slugfest on supermarket shelves and a pulp market that has left most participants just that.
Those who are still hungry in their soul after their holiday feasting should head straight to the Mission District to sop up some "Biscuits and Gravy," a free party hosted by the Elbo Room this Friday, Nov 25.
Subprime Rally Building as Dealers Sop Up Supply: Credit Markets.
CBS Cruises, but SpongeBob Sops Up Viewers.
They're thicker and will sop up the meat's juices and cool sauce.
It's easy to see why: Tender chunks of chicken are simmered in a creamy tomato gravy that's perfect for sopping up with naan, and it's mild enough that even kids love it.
The light tarragon -infused sauce begs to be sopped up with crusty bread.
In my highly professional and totally expert opinion, no matter how fatty or juicy or upscale a hamburger is, it's still only good for sopping up one or two drinks.
Be sure to serve it with a side that will sop up the glaze .
Serve the chicken with something to "sop" up the glaze .
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In science:

Here, one must mention that under suitable assumptions on V (x) that ensures convergence of the integral (15), for a given V (x), these SOP are unique up to the addition of a lower even order polynomial to the odd ones.
Generalized Christoffel-Darboux formula for skew-orthogonal polynomials and random matrix theory
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