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Mop Up

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb mop up:

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Definition of the noun mop up

What does mop up mean as a name of something?


  1. a concluding action

Definition of the verb mop up

What does mop up mean as a doing phrase?


  1. to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
  2. defeat thoroughly
  3. finish a task completely

Alternative definition of the verb mop up


  1. To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.
  2. [idiomatic] To fix problems; to correct or repair.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Mop Up

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Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang (1973)

by Eric Partridge, Jacqueline Simpson

' mop up , v. To empty (e.g. a glass): from ca ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

221, 1966 mop up ...

Google previewA New Bislama Dictionary (2003)

by Terry Crowley

mop, mop up more int. goodnight 2. hello (said to Paamese person) moring n. [naut] permanent mooring for boat Moris n. Mauritius ...

Google previewChambers Dictionary Of Phrasal Verbs

mop up vt ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant (1890)

Embracing English, American, and Anglo-Indian Slang, Pidgin English, Tinker's Jargon and Other Irregular Phraseology by Albert Barrère, Charles Godfrey Leland

From "to mop" or "mop up," which see. Some of the numerous synonyms are, " slewed, queer, tosticated, so so, been in the sun, muggy, murky, muzzy, fresh, glorious, bright in the eye, dull in the eye, overtaken, overshot, overdone, done over, ...

Google previewDurorp-English Dictionary (2013)

mop, mop up makara (v) wriggle; fidget; become agitated её.

Google previewChabers 21st Century Dictionary

See MOP up under MOP. mopy /'moopi/ c- adj (mopier, mopiest) inclined to mope ; dull, lisdess or miserable. • mopily adverb. • mopiness noun. moquette /mD'kct/ ...

Google previewSchool Dictionary (1995)

by C. M. Schwarz

mop up to clean or wipe up. mope verb to be unhappy and gloomy. moped noun a pedal bicycle with a motor. moraine noun a line of rocks and gravel left by a glacier. moral adjective having to do with right and wrong behaviour and character; ...

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Video shows what mop up means. To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.. To fix problems; to correct or repair.. To clear the leftovers of a ...

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