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SOP
abbr.
standard operating procedure

sop  (sp)
tr.v. sopped, sop·ping, sops
1. To dip, soak, or drench in a liquid; saturate.
2. To take up by absorption: sop up water with a paper towel.
n.
1. A piece of food soaked or dipped in a liquid.
2.
a. Something yielded to placate or soothe.
b. A bribe.

[From Middle English soppe, bread dipped in liquid, from Old English sopp- (in soppcuppe, cup for dipping bread in); see seu-2 in Indo-European roots.]
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