Definition of sopping in English:



  • Saturated with liquid; wet through.

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