1. [ noun ] the procedure that would normally be followed
Synonyms: S.O.P. standard_operating_procedure
Related terms: practice
2. [ noun ] a concession given to mollify or placate

: "the offer was a sop to my feelings"

Related terms: concession
3. [ noun ] (food) piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
Synonyms: sops
Related terms: morsel
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
Related terms: change
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
Synonyms: soak_through
Related terms: ooze_through sops
9. [ verb ] (law) give a conciliatory gift or bribe to
Related terms: bribe
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
Similar spelling:   soup