Sop

Definition of Sop

n.1.Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten.
He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.
- John xiii. 26.
Sops in wine, quantity, inebriate more than wine itself.
- Bacon.
The bounded waters
Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores,
And make a sop of all this solid globe.
- Shak.
2.Anything given to pacify; - so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology.
All nature is cured with a sop.
- L'Estrange.
3.A thing of little or no value.
Sops in wine
(Bot.) an old name of the clove pink, alluding to its having been used to flavor wine.
Garlands of roses and sops in wine.
- Spenser.
v. t.1.To steep or dip in any liquid.
[imp. & p. p. Sopped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sopping.]

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