sop up

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sop up (third-person singular simple present sops up, present participle sopping up, simple past and past participle sopped up)

  1. (transitive) To absorb, to soak up.
    • 2011, May-lee Chai, Dragon Chica (page 217)
      The smell of my vomit was overpowering. I thought I might retch again. Quickly, I gathered up some paper towels and sopped up my mess.