- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of a liquid) to move around in a container, often so that some liquid comes out over the edge Water was slopping around in the bottom of the boat. As he put the glass down the beer slopped over onto the table. He took another step as the water slopped around his ankles.
- 2[transitive] slop something (+ adv./prep.) to make liquid or food come out of a container in an untidy way synonym spill He got out of the bath, slopping water over the sides. She slopped some beans onto a plate. She slopped some of the egg mixture over the side of the bowl. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘to spill, splash’). Early use of the noun denoted ‘slushy mud’, the first of the current senses (‘unappetizing food’) dating from the mid 17th cent. Phrasal Verbsslop aboutslop out
BrE BrE//slɒp//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slop
BrE BrE//slɒp//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːp//he / she / it slops
BrE BrE//slɒps//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːps//past simple slopped
BrE BrE//slɒpt//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːpt//past participle slopped
BrE BrE//slɒpt//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːpt//-ing form slopping
BrE BrE//ˈslɒpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɑːpɪŋ//