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Sop up   /sɑp əp/   Listen
Sop up

verb
1.
Take in, also metaphorically.  Synonyms: absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, suck, suck up, take in, take up.  "She drew strength from the minister's words"
2.
Take up as if with a sponge.  Synonyms: suck in, take in, take up.






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"Sop up" Quotes from Famous Books



... mountains for which nobody seems to have a name. If these mountains were in Scotland, Sir Walter Scott and Bobby Burns would have written about them and they would be world-famous, and tourists from America would come and climb their slopes, and stand upon their tops, and sop up romance through all their pores. But being in Arizona, dwarfed by the heaven-reaching ranges and groups that wall them in north, south and west, they have not even a ...
— Roughing it De Luxe • Irvin S. Cobb



Words linked to "Sop up" :   take, mop, have, sponge up, blot, consume, wipe up, mop up, ingest



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