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English definition of “sop up something”

sop up something

 /ˈsɑp ˈʌp/ phrasal verb with sop verb
to absorb a liquid: She spilled some orange juice and sopped it up with paper towels.
(Definition of sop up something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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