Definitions for mop up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. completion, culmination, closing, windup, mop up(verb)

    a concluding action

  2. 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"

  3. worst, pip, mop up, whip, rack up(verb)

    defeat thoroughly

    "He mopped up the floor with his opponents"

  4. get through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, polish off, clear up, finish up(verb)

    finish a task completely

    "I finally got through this homework assignment"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mop up(verb)ɒp

    to clean up a liquid that has spilled

    She used an old towel to mop up the spill.

Wiktionary

  1. mop up(Verb)

    To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.

  2. mop up(Verb)

    To fix problems; to correct or repair.


Translations for mop up

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

mop up

to clean away using a mop, cloth etc

He mopped up the mess with his handkerchief.

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