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"slop" in British English

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slopverb [I or T, + adv/prep]

uk   /slɒp/  us   /slɑːp/ (-pp-)
to ​cause a ​liquid to ​flow over the ​edge of a ​container through not taking ​care or making a ​roughmovement: Careful, you've just slopped ​coffee all over the ​carpet! Water slopped out of the ​bucket as he ​carried it up the ​stairs.

slopnoun

uk   /slɒp/  us   /slɑːp/
[U] informal disapproving food that is more ​liquid than it should be and is ​thereforeunpleasant: Have you ​tried the slop that they ​callstew in the ​canteen?slops [plural] (also slop) liquid or ​wetfoodwaste, ​especially when it is ​fed to ​animals: We ​feed the slops to the ​pigs. There's a ​tray under each ​tap to ​catch the ​beer slops.
(Definition of slop from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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slopverb [I/T]

 us   /slɑp/ (-pp-)
(of a ​liquid) to ​flow or ​fall over the ​edge of a ​container, or to ​cause a ​liquid to do this: [I] The ​coffee slopped onto the ​tablecloth.
(Definition of slop from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “slop”
in Spanish derramar(se), verter(se)…
in Vietnamese tràn ra, sánh ra…
in Malaysian melimpah…
in Thai ทำหก…
in French renverser, déborder…
in German schwappen…
in Chinese (Simplified) (使液体)晃荡, (使)溢出,溅出…
in Indonesian mengguncang…
in Chinese (Traditional) (使液體)晃蕩, (使)溢出,濺出…
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