mop-up

mop-up

(mŏp′ŭp′)
n.
The act or an instance of mopping up; a concluding operation.

mop′-up`



n.
the act or process of mopping up; completion of an operation or action.
[1895–1900]
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IN compliance with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, the Enugu State Police Command on Monday set-up a joint departmental task-force to mop-up illegal firearms and ammunition in the state.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iraqi forces carried out a fresh mop-up operations in a vast region between the provinces of Salahuddin and Diyala in the Northern part of the country, cleansing 25 villages, the Iraqi Defense Ministry announced on Sunday.
In addition, six subnational immunization days (SNIDs) and four large-scale (multidistrict) mop-up ([dagger]) activities were conducted during 2010, and six SNIDs and one large-scale mop-up were conducted during January-September 2011 (Figure 1).
The government expects to mop-up Rs 977 crore from the 10 per cent disinvestment in state-run Engineers India Limited (EIL).
MORE than 70 people were held for questioning over the bombs in Egypt as the massive mop-up operation began yesterday.
Progress in Central America and the Andean Region: Mop-up operations.
As the big mop-up continues, questions linger: Will the Galician coastal ecosystem ever recover?
We're in mop-up mode,'' said Los Angeles County fire Capt.
The mop-up crew waited for the promised water drop.
Iraqi forces continued their mop-up operations in the Western parts of Iraq, and killed over 20 Takfiri militants on Tuesday.
In addition, seven subnational immunization days (SNIDs) and four large-scale (multidistrict) mop-up^ activities were conducted during 2009, and five SNIDs and three large-scale mop-ups were conducted during January-October 2010 (Figure 1).
It's in the mop-up stages, patrolling the permimeter of the fire and squelching any hot spots that might be smoldering.