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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Iraqi forces continued their mop-up operations in the Western parts of Iraq, and killed over 20 Takfiri militants on Tuesday.
The government expects to mop-up Rs 977 crore from the 10 per cent disinvestment in state-run Engineers India Limited (EIL).
A crew from Hebburn was also brought in to help with the mop-up.
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.
After selecting his starting staff, the coach must move on to his choices for mop-up men, middle relievers, spot starters, and closers.
It's in the mop-up stages, patrolling the permimeter of the fire and squelching any hot spots that might be smoldering.
Forestry Service, drinks water during the crew's mop-up operation.
There needs to be extensive mop-up - two more days,'' he said.