- Military. to clear (ground, trenches, towns, etc.) of scattered or remaining enemy combatants after attacking forces have conquered the area.
- Informal. to dispose of; complete; finish: He mopped up the rest of his business and went on a vacation.
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This is a great go-to vacuum for those of you who don’t necessarily need a mop or a camera.
It simultaneously mops as it vacuums with built-in carpet detection that doubles the suction value and cancels the mop.
They’re also the perfect size to attach to your Swiffer mop—you won’t have to worry about throwing away all of those wet pads over and over!7 gifts to take the stress out of stress-cleaning|Jessica Boddy|December 16, 2020|Popular-Science
Skinny, with a mop of asymmetrically styled brown hair, Jumper is a boyish 35 and looks a bit like the bass guitarist in a late-1990s high school garage band.
This is great for any bathroom tiles that need a little extra scrub, though you probably don’t want to use a steam mop on your hardwoods or any other softer materials.Home and office products that make sure-fire gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular-Science
There was some mopping up to do, particularly to convince waverers in the Jewish community.How the Chuck Hagel Fight Changed the American Jewish Landscape in Washington|J. J. Goldberg|August 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It would be foolish to start hoarding the Pupperoni just so that we'd have more time and money to spend on frequent mopping.The Economics of Puppy Management|Megan McArdle|February 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Irizarry spent the morning mopping the floors—“it still smells like fish everywhere,” she said—and taking stock.Residents in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Assess the Damage After Sandy|Eliza Shapiro|October 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
You go to the source, there is no point mopping up until you have fixed the actual leak.Norway Puts Hate on Trial, With Anders Behring Breivik’s Ugly Beliefs|Asne Seierstad|April 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
President Obama could start mopping up this hot mess by causing some heads to roll in his Chicago campaign headquarters.An Obama Campaign Photo That Looks Like a Young Republican Rally|Mansfield Frazier|April 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He shifted uneasily, while his handkerchief was kept busy mopping the perspiration from his brow.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Presently the set concluded; and the next moment he was at my side in a high state of exhilaration, mopping and breathless.
The pleasant looking woman was mopping the kitchen floor, and Mary, for the first time, noticed that she was very lame.The English Orphans|Mary Jane Holmes
Lieutenant Banning, mopping his brow, stepped forward to felicitate his commanding officer.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
This yellow man did no mopping; his skin had the gloss of a salamander's, and his eyes were like dusky jewels.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell