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English noun: mop up

1. mop up (act) a concluding action


Synonymsclosing, completion, culmination, windup


Broader (hypernym)conclusion, ending, termination


Narrower (hyponym)consummation, consummation, finalisation, finalization, finish, finishing, follow-through, follow-through, graduation


English verb: mop up

1. mop up (contact) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop


SamplesMop the hallway now.
He mopped her forehead with a towel.


Synonymsmop, wipe up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up


Narrower (hyponym)sponge, swab, swob

2. mop up (competition) defeat thoroughly


SamplesHe mopped up the floor with his opponents.


ExamplesThe fighter managed to mop up his opponent


Synonymspip, rack up, whip, worst


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

3. mop up (change) finish a task completely


SamplesI finally got through this homework assignment.


Synonymsclear up, finish off, finish up, get through, polish off, wrap up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)complete, finish


Narrower (hyponym)cap off









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