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sop / säp/ • n. 1. a thing given or done as a concession of no great value to appease someone whose main concerns or demands are not being met: my agent telephones as a sop but never finds me work. 2. a piece of bread dipped in gravy, soup, or sauce.• v. (sopped , sop·ping ) [tr.] (sop something up) soak up liquid using an absorbent substance: he used some bread to sop up the sauce. ∎  wet thoroughly; soak.