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Sop vs. Hop

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Sopnoun

Something entirely soaked.

Hopnoun

A short jump.

‘The frog crossed the brook in three or four hops.’;

Sopnoun

A piece of solid food to be soaked in liquid food.

Hopnoun

A jump on one leg.

Sopnoun

Something given or done to pacify or bribe.

Hopnoun

A short journey, especially in the case of air travel, one that take place on private plane.

Sopnoun

A weak, easily frightened or ineffectual person; a milksop

Hopnoun

A bounce, especially from the ground, of a thrown or batted ball.

Sopnoun

(Appalachian) Gravy.

Hopnoun

A dance.

Sopnoun

(obsolete) A thing of little or no value.

Hopnoun

(networking) The sending of a data packet from one host to another as part of its overall journey.

Sopnoun

A piece of turf placed in the road as a target for a throw in road bowling.

Hopnoun

The plant (Humulus lupulus) from whose flowers, beer or ale is brewed.

Sopverb

(transitive) To steep or dip in any liquid.

Hopnoun

The flowers of the hop plant, dried and used to brew beer etc.

Sopverb

(intransitive) To soak in, or be soaked; to percolate.

Hopnoun

Opium, or some other narcotic drug.

Sopnoun

Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten.

‘He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it.’; ‘Sops in wine, quantity, inebriate more than wine itself.’; ‘The bounded watersShould lift their bosoms higher than the shores,And make a sop of all this solid globe.’;

Hopnoun

The fruit of the dog rose; a hip.

Sopnoun

Anything given to pacify; - so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology.

‘All nature is cured with a sop.’;

Hopverb

(intransitive) To jump a short distance.

Sopnoun

A thing of little or no value.

‘Garlands of roses and sops in wine.’;

Hopverb

(intransitive) To jump on one foot.

Sopverb

To steep or dip in any liquid.

Hopverb

(intransitive) To be in state of energetic activity.

‘Sorry, can't chat. Got to hop.’; ‘The sudden rush of customers had everyone in the shop hopping.’;

Sopnoun

piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid

Hopverb

(transitive) To suddenly take a mode of transportation that one does not drive oneself, often surreptitiously.

‘I hopped a plane over here as soon as I heard the news.’; ‘He was trying to hop a ride in an empty trailer headed north.’; ‘He hopped a train to California.’;

Sopnoun

a concession given to mollify or placate;

‘the offer was a sop to my feelings’;

Hopverb

(transitive) To jump onto, or over

Sopnoun

a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely;

‘rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries’;

Hopverb

To move frequently from one place or situation to another similar one.

‘We were party-hopping all weekend.’; ‘We had to island hop on the weekly seaplane to get to his hideaway.’;

Sopverb

give a conciliatory gift or bribe to

Hopverb

(obsolete) To walk lame; to limp.

Sopverb

be or become thoroughly soaked or saturated with a liquid

Hopverb

To dance.

Sopverb

dip into liquid;

‘sop bread into the sauce’;

Hopverb

(transitive) To impregnate with hops, especially to add hops as a flavouring agent during the production of beer

Sopverb

mop so as to leave a semi-dry surface;

‘swab the floors’;

Hopverb

(intransitive) To gather hops.

Sopverb

become thoroughly soaked or saturated with liquid

Hopverb

To move by successive leaps, as toads do; to spring or jump on one foot; to skip, as birds do.

‘[Birds] hopping from spray to spray.’;

Sopverb

cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;

‘souse water on his hot face’;

Hopverb

To walk lame; to limp; to halt.

Sop

A sop is a piece of bread or toast that is drenched in liquid and then eaten. In medieval cuisine, sops were very common; they were served with broth, soup, or wine and then picked apart into smaller pieces to soak in the liquid.

Hopverb

To dance.

Hopverb

To impregnate with hops.

Hopverb

To gather hops. [Perhaps only in the form Hopping, vb. n.]

Hopnoun

A leap on one leg, as of a boy; a leap, as of a toad; a jump; a spring.

Hopnoun

A dance; esp., an informal dance of ball.

Hopnoun

A climbing plant (Humulus Lupulus), having a long, twining, annual stalk. It is cultivated for its fruit (hops).

Hopnoun

The catkin or strobilaceous fruit of the hop, much used in brewing to give a bitter taste.

Hopnoun

The fruit of the dog-rose. See Hip.

Hopnoun

the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)

Hopnoun

twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer

Hopnoun

an informal dance where popular music is played

Hopverb

jump lightly

Hopverb

move quickly from one place to another

Hopverb

informal: travel by means of an aircraft, bus, etc.;

‘She hopped a train to Chicago’; ‘He hopped rides all over the country’;

Hopverb

make a quick trip especially by air;

‘Hop the Pacific Ocean’;

Hopverb

jump across;

‘He hopped the bush’;

Hopverb

make a jump forward or upward

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