Definition of sopping in English:



  • Saturated with liquid; wet through.

    ‘get those sopping clothes off’
    as submodifier ‘the handkerchief was sopping wet’
    • ‘He looked down again; his sopping wet hair shadowed his face.’
    • ‘Smiling cheerfully, she walked towards the sopping wet child.’
    • ‘She stood in the door and looked at them, taking in their sopping wet clothing and shivering arms.’
    • ‘Both were sopping wet, which Cixi explained by saying that it was raining pretty hard outside.’
    • ‘He examined us closer, nodding in understanding when he noticed that we were both sopping wet.’
    • ‘Stunned, he slowly made his way to the doorstep, sopping wet.’
    • ‘Suna and Astrid began stripping off her sopping wet clothes, as the others prepared her bath.’
    • ‘They were both sopping wet when Kevin finally reached her, but he saw that Amy had been crying.’
    • ‘My clothes were sopping wet and dripping all over the driver's seat but I didn't care.’
    • ‘He took one look at their sopping clothes, the chunks of food all over them and the general dishevelment of their appearance before laughing.’
    • ‘After stripping from the sopping wet ones she wore, she toweled off and pulled the clothes from the rail.’
    • ‘The entire room was soaking and sopping wet when we entered.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘She's going down to the pier with me,’ Jared stated, entering the kitchen, sopping wet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The bone-chilling cold cut through his sopping wet clothes, numbing the wounds in his shoulder and side.’
    • ‘The floor where his feet had been was sopping wet, covered in dead pine needles.’
    • ‘His keen golden eyes showed that he was not drunk, but his sopping wet clothes and hair confirmed her suspicions that he had been.’
    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.