from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Thoroughly soaked; drenched.
- adv. Extremely; very: sopping wet.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Soaked, drenched, completely wet to the point of dripping.
- v. Present participle of sop.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Soaking, soaked, or drenched, as with rain.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. extremely wet
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Matter of fact, the kiddo was outside with her yesterday and they both came in sopping wet -- he had a super soaker and would aim it near the dog who would in turn chase the stream trying to catch the water. jhofker
A few small plants obtained from the florist and kept where they do not get a direct glare of light, watered frequently enough so that the soil is always moist (but never "sopping"), and plenty of fresh air in bright weather, will rapidly make fine plants.
Drew Dernavich: When most people talk about "sopping" gravy they use the term casually, unaware that it is a highly technical maneuver for eating food.
(They could have easily called the sopping game before 5 innings, necessitating a full do-over.
But the flavor was good and spicy, and I enjoyed sopping it up with the piece of french bread he gives you (maybe you could ask him to go light on the sauce?) Oh, and it turns out the heat comes from a familiar place … the green hot sauce from the Kwik Meal carts.
By now the water in the cabin was up to the bunks, and the bed - clothes were sopping.
Jon Corzine , a favorite target, saying the allowance payments were another example of Mr. Corzine "sopping to the public sector unions."
Rickie proceeded to pump her hard, rhythmically grinding the head of his dick against the rippling walls of her sopping cooch.
In the case of these four juvenile cats, everyone passed the test -- though some were certainly more unhappy with the sopping situation than others.
Finishing it together, like they had for twenty years, both sopping up their egg yolks with biscuits until all the yellow was gone from their round plates.