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Mop up   /mɑp əp/   Listen
Mop up

verb
1.
To wash or wipe with or as if with a mop.  Synonyms: mop, wipe up.  "He mopped her forehead with a towel"
2.
Defeat thoroughly.  Synonyms: pip, rack up, whip, worst.
3.
Finish a task completely.  Synonyms: clear up, finish off, finish up, get through, polish off, wrap up.






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"Mop up" Quotes from Famous Books



... mop up this smear on the floor," suggested Tom, bringing hot water, "and then we'll ...
— Boy Scouts in Southern Waters • G. Harvey Ralphson

... proceeded to mop up, as best I could, and then endeavoured to find a dry place to sleep in. This, however, was no easy task, for my own bed was drenched, and every other berth occupied. The deck, too, was ankle-deep in water, as I found when I tried to get across to the deck-house ...
— A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' • Annie Allnut Brassey



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