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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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