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"
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
Origin: [See Mope.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
mop, n. a bunch of rags, &c., fixed, on a handle for washing floors, windows, or the like: anything at all like a mop: (prov.) a hiring-fair.—v.t. to rub or wipe with a mop:—pr.p. mop′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. mopped.—adj. Mop′-head′ed, having a shaggy, unkempt head of hair. [O. Fr. mappe—L. mappa, a napkin.]
mop, n. a grimace.—v.i. to make such.
A tool for cleaning.
He bought a new MOP to clean the floors with and enjoyed using his new MOP to clean.
The numerical value of MOP in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of MOP in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Cal Fire is not progressing any longer, which is good, we are in the stage of being able to go in there and mop up.
We are trying to accelerate this switch because polysulphate is so much more profitable than MOP (common muriate of potash).
Maybe one day they'll make a movie about a skinny white lady who invented a mop. ... Of course a black girl would have to invent the cure for cancer before they even give her a TV movie.
Hillary Clinton will mop the floor with these guys if the response of our two leading candidates for president is that after 9/11 they would not have gone into Afghanistan to take the Taliban down.
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Translations for MOP
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- ganyota, pal de fregarCatalan, Valencian
- moppen, MoppGerman
- σφουγγαρίστρα, σφουγγαρίζωGreek
- ŝvabrilo, ŝvabriEsperanto
- luutata, mopata, hiuskuontalo, moppiFinnish
- torchon, mop, vadrouille, grimace, serpillière, tignasseFrench
- strailleán, mapa, strailleIrish
- sguabScottish Gaelic
- feltöröl, hajtincs, fintor, felsúrol, felmosórongy, hajcsomó, felmos, grimaszHungarian
- պոլի փեդArmenian
- swabro, swabragarIdo
- lavare, scopino, spazzolone, lavapavimenti, zazzera, ripassare con lo spazzolone, dare lo spazzolone, ripulireItalian
- 자루 걸레, 대걸레Korean
- cán lau nhàVietnamese
- drap d' måjhon, loke a rlocter, såpire, witeWalloon
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