Definition of 'mop up'
Example sentences containing 'mop up'
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The water that emanated from the cloth disguised itself as beads of sweat which he would mop up with his loin cloth. GYPSY MASALA (2004)Not for the bishop who has to mop up the inevitable mess. ABSOLUTE TRUTHS
Then he dropped his eyes to his plate and began to mop up a puddle of syrup with a bit of waffle. JANAKY AND THE GIANT (1993)
"We've got half the troops on mop-up, and I've fed all relevant information to your ex-wife, sir. METAPLANETARY (2001)
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Used Occasionally. mop up is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'mop up'
British English: mop up /mɒp ʌp/ VERB
If you mop up a liquid, you clean it with a cloth so that the liquid is absorbed.
A waiter mopped up the mess.
- American English: mop up
- Arabic: يُجَفِّفُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: limpar o chão
- Chinese: 擦
- Croatian: obrisati
- Czech: vytřít podlahu
- Danish: tørre op
- Dutch: opdweilen
- European Spanish: fregar
- Finnish: mopata
- French: éponger
- German: aufwischen
- Greek: σφουγγαρίζω
- Italian: pulire il pavimento
- Japanese: モップでぬぐい取る
- Korean: 대걸레로 닦다
- Norwegian: moppe opp
- Polish: zetrzeć
- European Portuguese: limpar o chão
- Romanian: a da cu mopul
- Russian: вытирать
- Spanish: limpiar
- Swedish: torka upp
- Thai: เช็ดทำความสะอาดด้วยไม้ถูพื้น
- Turkish: paspaslamak
- Ukrainian: витирати
- Vietnamese: lau
Definition of mop up from the Collins English Dictionary
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