Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sop_up

2 senses of sop up

Sense 1
absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up -- (take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words")

Sense 2
take in, sop up, suck in, take up -- (take up as if with a sponge)
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

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