adjective Date: 1877 wet through ; soaking

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  • sopping — UK [ˈsɒpɪŋ] / US [ˈsɑpɪŋ] or sopping wet UK / US adjective informal completely wet …   English dictionary

  • sopping — very wet, 1877, from sop (v.) to drench with moisture (1680s), from SOP (Cf. sop) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sopping — [adj] wet dank, drenched, dripping, drowned, saturated, soaked, soaking, sodden, soggy, soppy, soused, water logged, wringingwet; concept 603 …   New thesaurus

  • sopping — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ wet through …   English terms dictionary

  • sopping — [säp′iŋ] adj. thoroughly wet; drenched …   English World dictionary

  • sopping — [[t]sɒ̱pɪŋ[/t]] ADJ Something that is sopping or sopping wet is extremely wet. [INFORMAL] I pulled off my sopping mittens... They came back sopping wet …   English dictionary

  • sopping — /ˈsɒpɪŋ / (say soping) adjective 1. soaked; drenched: his coat was sopping after the storm. –phrase 2. sopping wet, extremely wet, so as to be soaked: *I was sopping wet and freezing but climbing up the hill warmed me up a little. –albert facey,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sopping — sop|ping [ˈsɔpıŋ US ˈsa: ] adj also .sopping wet very wet = ↑soaking ▪ My clothes were absolutely sopping! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sopping — also sopping wet adjective very wet: My shoes were sopping …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sopping — Sop Sop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sopping}.] To steep or dip in any liquid. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sopping — /sop ing/, adj. soaked; drenched: Her clothes were sopping from the rain. [1525 35; SOP + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

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