Mopping
Mop Mop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mopping}.] To rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one's face with a handkerchief. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mopping — noun cleaning with a mop he gave it a good mopping • Syn: ↑swabbing • Derivationally related forms: ↑mop, ↑swab (for: ↑swabbing) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • mopping — n. scrubbing, cleaning, wiping, washing mÉ‘ /mÉ’p n. rag or sponge attached to the end of a stick for cleaning the floor; rag; lock of messy hair v. clean with a mop; wipe one s face of excessive sweat; clean up a mess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mopping, mopped — verb (T) 1 (I, T) to wash a floor with a wet mop 2 (T) to dry your face by rubbing it with a cloth or something soft: It was so hot he had to keep stopping to mop his face. | mop your brow (=remove sweat 2 (1) from your forehead) 3 (I, T) to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mopping-up operation — n. a clean up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. □ It’s all over except a small mopping up operation. □ The mopping up operation should cost just under twenty million …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • mopping-up — /mop ing up /, adj. 1. serving to complete or put the finishing touches to a phase of a particular action. 2. serving to complete a military campaign by killing or capturing any remaining enemy troops: a mopping up operation. [1905 10; mop up +… …   Universalium

  • mopping-up — noun Mopping up is used before these nouns: ↑operation …   Collocations dictionary

  • mopping up — valymas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Aktyvių priešo pajėgų likučių likvidavimas apsuptame arba izoliuotame rajone, per kurį perėjo kiti daliniai, iki galo nepanaikinę pasipriešinimo. atitikmenys: angl. mopping up pranc. nettoyage …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mopping-up — /mop ing up /, adj. 1. serving to complete or put the finishing touches to a phase of a particular action. 2. serving to complete a military campaign by killing or capturing any remaining enemy troops: a mopping up operation. [1905 10; mop up +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mopping up — The liquidation of remnants of enemy resistance in an area that has been surrounded or isolated, or through which other units have passed without eliminating all active resistance …   Military dictionary

  • mopping the floor — washing the floor …   English contemporary dictionary

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