Only 10 million gallons of oil have been burned off, and an additional 25 million gallons of oil-and-water mix has been mopped up.
She mopped the mess on the floor with a towel, then she rinsed the towel out and hung it up to dry.
Salvador held out the cash to Raul, and mopped his face with the bandana, puffing loudly.
Dr. Clatworthy stared about him and mopped the crown of his head.
Daddy Longlegs took off his hat, mopped his narrow forehead with his red bandanna, and then slowly nodded his head three times.
He did that himself, and mopped his face with a handkerchief.
Thanking them yet once more, he mopped his brow and sat down.
Hill sat up on the pavement and mopped the blood from his cheek.
Wallbridge looked at me in a little confusion, and mopped his head with comical abandon.
The gentleman took off his silk hat and mopped his forehead.
late 15c., mappe "bundle of yarn, etc., fastened to the end of a stick for cleaning or spreading pitch on a ship's decks," from Walloon (French) mappe "napkin," from Latin mappa "napkin" (see map (n.)). Modern spelling by 1660s. Of hair, from 1847.
1709, from mop (n.). Related: Mopped; mopping.
Thoroughly beaten; clobbered (1990s+ Teenagers)
[1944+ Black; probably from the notion of mopping or cleaning up, influenced by earlier jazz use ''the last beat at the end of a jazz number'']