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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: sop 'to dip into liquid' (11-20 centuries), from Old English soppian, from sopp; SOP1

sop

2 verb
     
sop2 past tense and past participle sopped, present participle sopping

sop something ↔ up

phrasal verb
to remove liquid from a surface by using a piece of cloth that takes the liquid into itself

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