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Meaning of mop

mop

Pronunciation: (mop), [key]
— n., v., mopped, mop•ping.
—n.
  1. 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.
  2. a thick mass of hair.
  3. a polishing wheel having several layers of cloth secured by a boss.
—v.t.
  1. to rub, wipe, clean, or remove with a mop (often fol. by up): to mop up a spill.
  2. to wipe as if with a mop: to mop the face with a handkerchief.
—v.i.
  1. to clean or wipe with or as if with a mop (often fol. by up): First he swept, then he mopped up.
  2. See(def. 15).
  3. He mopped up the rest of his business and went on a vacation.
    1. Mil.to clear (ground, trenches, towns, etc.) of scattered or remaining enemy combatants after attacking forces have conquered the area.
    2. Informal.to dispose of; complete; finish:He mopped up the rest of his business and went on a vacation.

mop

Pronunciation: (mop), [key]
— v., n. mopped, mop•ping,
—v.i.
  1. to make a disappointed or unhappy face; grimace: an unruly child that mops and mows.
—n.
  1. a wry face; grimace.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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