|1.||[ noun ] the procedure that would normally be followed|
|2.||[ noun ] a concession given to mollify or placate|
: "the offer was a sop to my feelings"
|3.||[ noun ] (food) piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid|
|4.||[ verb ] cover with liquid; pour liquid onto|
|Synonyms:||soak souse douse dowse drench|
"souse water on his hot face"
|Related terms:||wet sluice bate ret brine bedraggle drenching|
|5.||[ verb ] become thoroughly soaked or saturated with liquid|
|6.||[ verb ] mop so as to leave a semi-dry surface, of floors|
|Related terms:||wipe_up mop|
|7.||[ verb ] dip into liquid|
"sop bread into the sauce"
|Related terms:||dunk sops|
|8.||[ verb ] be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid|
|Related terms:||ooze_through sops|
|9.||[ verb ] (law) give a conciliatory gift or bribe to|
|10.||[ noun ] a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely|
|Synonyms:||standard_operating_procedure standard_procedure standing_operating_procedure|
"rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"
|Related terms:||operating_procedure lockstep|