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Definition 1: a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely - [noun denoting act]

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

  • rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries

Synonyms for sop in the sense of this definition

(sop is a kind of ...) a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation

(... is a kind of sop ) a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly

"the union's support had been in lockstep for years"

Definition 2: a concession given to mollify or placate - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • the offer was a sop to my feelings

(sop is a kind of ...) a point conceded or yielded

"they won all the concessions they asked for"

Definition 3: piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid - [noun denoting food]

Synonyms for sop in the sense of this definition

(sop is a kind of ...) a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

"all they had left was a bit of bread"

Definition 4: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto - [verb of change]

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

  • souse water on his hot face

Synonyms for sop in the sense of this definition

(sop is a kind of ...) cause to become wet

"Wet your face"

(... is a kind of sop ) soak in brine

(... is a kind of sop ) make wet and dirty, as from rain

(... is a kind of sop ) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

"bate hides and skins"

(... is a kind of sop ) place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue

(... is a kind of sop ) irrigate with water from a sluice

"sluice the earth"

Definition 5: dip into liquid - [verb of contact]

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

  • sop bread into the sauce

(sop is a kind of ...) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate

"dip the garment into the cleaning solution" "dip the brush into the paint"

Definition 6: be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for sop in the sense of this definition

(sop is a kind of ...) run slowly and gradually

"Blood oozed through the bandage"

Definition 7: give a conciliatory gift or bribe to - [verb of possession]

(sop is a kind of ...) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

"This judge can be bought"

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