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English definition of “sop”

sop

noun [C usually singular]     /sɒp/ US  /sɑːp/ disapproving
something of little importance or value that is offered to stop complaints or unhappiness : Critics see the increase in defence spending as a sop to the armed forces rather than an improvement of national security .Things of little importance
(Definition of sop noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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