- soup ► NOUN ▪ a savoury liquid dish made by boiling meat, fish, or vegetables in stock or water.► VERB (soup up) informal 1) increase the power and efficiency of (an engine). 2) make more elaborate or impressive.● in the soup — Cf. ↑in the soupORIGIN Old French soupe 'sop, broth (poured on slices of bread)' , from Latin suppa.
English terms dictionary. 2015.