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Saturated with liquid; wet through:‘get those sopping clothes off’[as submodifier] ‘the handkerchief was sopping wet’
soft and wet, mushy, squashy, pulpy, pappy, slushy, sloppy, squelchy, squishy, oozy, doughy, semi-liquid, over-moistView synonyms
- ‘Smiling cheerfully, she walked towards the sopping wet child.’
- ‘They were both sopping wet and they looked like they had come out of someone's apartment or something, but I couldn't think of who they knew well enough, down that way.’
- ‘Tears continued down my cheeks, but I could no longer even feel them, I was so totally and thoroughly sopping wet.’
- ‘The bone-chilling cold cut through his sopping wet clothes, numbing the wounds in his shoulder and side.’
- ‘He examined us closer, nodding in understanding when he noticed that we were both sopping wet.’
- ‘The entire room was soaking and sopping wet when we entered.’
- ‘His keen golden eyes showed that he was not drunk, but his sopping wet clothes and hair confirmed her suspicions that he had been.’
- ‘Stunned, he slowly made his way to the doorstep, sopping wet.’
- ‘My clothes were sopping wet and dripping all over the driver's seat but I didn't care.’
- ‘Suna and Astrid began stripping off her sopping wet clothes, as the others prepared her bath.’
- ‘He took one look at their sopping clothes, the chunks of food all over them and the general dishevelment of their appearance before laughing.’
- ‘She stood in the door and looked at them, taking in their sopping wet clothing and shivering arms.’
- ‘After stripping from the sopping wet ones she wore, she toweled off and pulled the clothes from the rail.’
- ‘The floor where his feet had been was sopping wet, covered in dead pine needles.’
- ‘I sat in the bathroom, staring at my reflection as I brushed my sopping wet hair.’
- ‘He looked down again; his sopping wet hair shadowed his face.’
- ‘He was flat on his back, sopping wet but not in the shower.’
- ‘‘She's going down to the pier with me,’ Jared stated, entering the kitchen, sopping wet.’
- ‘They were both sopping wet when Kevin finally reached her, but he saw that Amy had been crying.’
- ‘Both were sopping wet, which Cixi explained by saying that it was raining pretty hard outside.’
Mid 19th century: present participle of sop.
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