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(tr, adverb) to mop or take up (spilt water, etc) with or as if with a sponge
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|Verb||1.||sop up - take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"|
mop, mop up, wipe up - to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop; "Mop the hallway now"; "He mopped her forehead with a towel"
blot - dry (ink) with blotting paper
sponge up - absorb as if with a sponge; "sponge up the spilled milk on the counter"
|2.||sop up - take up as if with a sponge|
vt sep gravy etc → aufnehmen