Definitions for MOPmɒp
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
mopmɒp(n.; v.)mopped, mop•ping.
(n.)a bundle of coarse yarn, a sponge, or other absorbent material, fastened at the end of a stick or handle for washing floors, dishes, etc.
a thick mass of hair.
(v.t.)to wipe, clean, or remove with a mop (often fol. by up).
to wipe as if with a mop.
(v.i.)to clean or wipe with or as if with a mop (often fol. by up).
mop up, to clear (an area, town, etc.) of remaining enemy combatants following a victory. to complete, as by finishing the remaining details of a task.
Category: Verb Phrase, Military, Informal
Origin of mop:
1375–1425; late ME mappe, ult. der. of L mapp(a) napkin
swab, swob, mop(verb)
cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
wipe up, mop up, mop(verb)
to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
"Mop the hallway now"; "He mopped her forehead with a towel"
pout, mop, mow(verb)
make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
"mop and mow"; "The girl pouted"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a long stick with strings on the end used for cleaning floors
to clean a floor with a mop
She was mopping the kitchen.
An implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle.
A dense head of hair.
He ran a comb through his mop and hurried out the door.
A fair where servants are hired.
The young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet.
A made-up face; a grimace.
What mops and mowes it makes! --Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher
To rub, scrub, clean or wipe with a mop, or as if with a mop.
a made-up face; a grimace
to make a wry mouth
an implement for washing floors, or the like, made of a piece of cloth, or a collection of thrums, or coarse yarn, fastened to a handle
a fair where servants are hired
the young of any animal; also, a young girl; a moppet
to rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief
A mop is a mass or bundle of coarse strings or yarn, etc., or a piece of cloth, sponge, or other absorbent material, attached to a pole or stick. It is used to soak up liquid, for cleaning floors and other surfaces, or to mop up dust, or for other cleaning purposes. The word is attested in English as early as 1496, but new refinements and variations of mop designs have been introduced, from time to time. For example, American inventor Jacob Howe received U.S. patent #241 for a mop holder in 1837 and African American inventor Thomas W. Stewart in 1893.
Translations for MOP
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a pad of sponge, or a bunch of pieces of coarse string or yarn etc, fixed on a handle, for washing floors, dishes etc.
- mop, dweilAfrikaans
- esfregãoPortuguese (BR)
- der MopGerman
- moppe; svaberDanish
- πατσαβούρα, σφουγγαρίστραGreek
- زمین شویFarsi
- झाड़न, पुचाराHindi
- krpa ili spužva za brisanje (na dršku)Croatian
- nyeles súrolórongyHungarian
- kain pelIndonesian
- spazzolone, mocio; (scopetta per lavare i piatti)Italian
- 몹(긴 자루가 달린 걸레)Korean
- šluostas, plaušinė šluotaLithuanian
- suka, vīkšķisLatvian
- ، نوع جاروبPersian
- يو ډول جاروPashto
- mop, spălător, pămătufRomanian
- brisalo z držajemSlovenian
- mopp, svabbSwedish
- 拖把Chinese (Trad.)
- فرش، برتن وغیرہ کی صفائی کا پوچا یا گتے کا ٹکڑہUrdu
- giẻ lau sànVietnamese
- 拖把Chinese (Simp.)
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