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Definition 1: take up as if with a sponge - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for sop up in the sense of this definition

(sop up is a kind of ...) serve oneself to, or consume regularly

"Have another bowl of chicken soup!" "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

Definition 2: take in, also metaphorically - [verb of contact]

Samples where sop up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sponge absorbs water well
  • She drew strength from the minister's words

Synonyms for sop up in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of sop up ) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

"Mop the hallway now" "He mopped her forehead with a towel"

(... is a kind of sop up ) dry (ink) with blotting paper

(... is a kind of sop up ) absorb as if with a sponge

"sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"

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