Definition of sopping in English:



  • Saturated with liquid; wet through.

    ‘get those sopping clothes off’
    as submodifier ‘the handkerchief was sopping wet’
    • ‘‘She's going down to the pier with me,’ Jared stated, entering the kitchen, sopping wet.’
    • ‘After stripping from the sopping wet ones she wore, she toweled off and pulled the clothes from the rail.’
    • ‘The bone-chilling cold cut through his sopping wet clothes, numbing the wounds in his shoulder and side.’
    • ‘Both were sopping wet, which Cixi explained by saying that it was raining pretty hard outside.’
    • ‘My clothes were sopping wet and dripping all over the driver's seat but I didn't care.’
    • ‘Tears continued down my cheeks, but I could no longer even feel them, I was so totally and thoroughly sopping wet.’
    • ‘He took one look at their sopping clothes, the chunks of food all over them and the general dishevelment of their appearance before laughing.’
    • ‘Smiling cheerfully, she walked towards the sopping wet child.’
    • ‘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 entire room was soaking and sopping wet when we entered.’
    • ‘I sat in the bathroom, staring at my reflection as I brushed my sopping wet hair.’
    • ‘Stunned, he slowly made his way to the doorstep, sopping wet.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He looked down again; his sopping wet hair shadowed his face.’
    • ‘The floor where his feet had been was sopping wet, covered in dead pine needles.’
    • ‘They were both sopping wet when Kevin finally reached her, but he saw that Amy had been crying.’
    • ‘He examined us closer, nodding in understanding when he noticed that we were both sopping wet.’
    • ‘She stood in the door and looked at them, taking in their sopping wet clothing and shivering arms.’
    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.