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English definition of “sop sth up”

sop sth up

phrasal verb with sop     /sɒp/ US  /sɑːp/ verb (-pp-)
to absorb liquid into a piece of something solid: It's surprising how much milk the bread sops up.Physical and chemical processes
(Definition of sop sth up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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