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Definition of "mop" []

  • A household implement made of absorbent material attached to a typically long handle and used for washing, dusting, or drying floors. (noun)
  • A loosely tangled bunch or mass: a mop of unruly hair. (noun)
  • To wash or wipe with or as if with a mop: mopped the hallway; mopping the spilled water; mopped her forehead with a towel. (verb-transitive)
  • To use a mop to wash or dry surfaces: mopped along the baseboards. (verb-intransitive)
  • Mop up To clear (an area) of remaining enemy troops after a victory. (phrasal-verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mop" in a sentence
  • "I brings a mop – *mop mop mop* – an tucks yor brayns bak in."
  • "*slaps fayc gently with orinj pawz* Heer, we kleens up teh brayns, old-fashuned style, with a mop. *mop mop mop* *Sqweegee, sqweegee* *mop mop mop*"
  • "They're going street by street, doing what they call mop-up, making sure that any of the remaining hotspots are completely put out."