Soup meaning

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Primordial soup.
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Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:
  • Dense fog.
  • Nitroglycerine.
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A chaotic or unfortunate situation.
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A liquid food, with or without solid particles, made by cooking meat, vegetables, fish, etc. in water, milk, or the like.
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A heavy fog.
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Any of various dishes commonly made by combining liquids, such as water or stock with other ingredients, such as meat and vegetables, that contribute flavor and texture.
  • (countable) A serving of such a dish, typically in a bowl.
  • (uncountable) The liquid part of such a dish; the broth.

Pho is a traditional Vietnamese soup.

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(figuratively) Any mixture or substance suggestive of soup consistency.
  • (slang) Thick fog or cloud (also pea soup).
  • (US, slang) Nitroglycerin or gelignite, especially when used for safe-cracking.
  • (cant) Dope (illicit drug, used for making horses run faster or to change their personality).
  • (photography) Processing chemicals into which film is dipped, such as developer.
  • (biology) Liquid or gelatinous substrate, especially the mixture of organic compounds that is believe to have played a role in the origin of life on Earth.
    Primordial soup.
  • (UK, informal, often with "the") An unfortunate situation; trouble, problems (a fix, a mess); chaos.
  • (surfing) The foamy portion of a wave.
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To be in trouble or in difficulty (often passive--cf. in the soup).
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A liquid food prepared from meat, fish, or vegetable stock combined with various other ingredients and often containing solid pieces.
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Nitroglycerin.
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(photography) To develop (film) in a (chemical) developing solution.
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(uncommon) To feed: to provide with soup or a meal.
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in the soup
  • Having difficulties; in trouble.
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from soup to nuts
  • From beginning to end; completely or exhaustively.
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in the soup
  • In trouble.
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soup up
  • To increase the power, capacity for speed, etc. of (an engine, etc.).
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Origin of soup

  • Middle English soupe from Old French of Germanic origin seuə-2 in Indo-European roots Soup up from soup material injected into a horse to make it run faster (influenced by supercharge)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • (1645) Middle French soupe, from Old French souppe, sope, from Late Latin suppa (“sopped bread"), from Proto-Germanic *supô (compare Middle Dutch sope (“broth"). See also sop.

    From Wiktionary