Soup Definition

so͝op
souped, souping, soups
noun
A liquid food, with or without solid particles, made by cooking meat, vegetables, fish, etc. in water, milk, or the like.
Webster's New World
A heavy fog.
Webster's New World
Something having the appearance or a consistency suggestive of soup, especially:
American Heritage
Primordial soup.
American Heritage
Nitroglycerin.
Webster's New World
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verb

(uncommon) To feed: to provide with soup or a meal.

Wiktionary
To be in trouble or in difficulty (often passive--cf. in the soup).
Wiktionary

(photography) To develop (film) in a (chemical) developing solution.

Wiktionary
idiom
in the soup
  • Having difficulties; in trouble.
American Heritage
from soup to nuts
  • from beginning to end; completely or exhaustively
Webster's New World
in the soup
  • in trouble
Webster's New World
soup up
  • to increase the power, capacity for speed, etc. of (an engine, etc.)
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Soup

Noun

Singular:
soup
Plural:
soups

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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

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