mopping


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mop

 (mŏp)
n.
1. A household implement made of absorbent material attached to a typically long handle and used for washing, dusting, or drying floors.
2. A loosely tangled bunch or mass: a mop of unruly hair.
v. mopped, mop·ping, mops
v.tr.
To wash or wipe with or as if with a mop: mopped the hallway; mopping the spilled water; mopped her forehead with a towel.
v.intr.
To use a mop to wash or dry surfaces: mopped along the baseboards.
Phrasal Verb:
mop up
1. To clear (an area) of remaining enemy troops after a victory.
2. Informal To perform the minor tasks that conclude a project or an activity.

[Early Modern English map, mop, probably shortening of Middle English mappel, ultimately (perhaps via Medieval Latin mappula, table cloth) from Latin mappa, towel, cloth; see map.]

mop′per n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mopping - cleaning with a mopmopping - cleaning with a mop; "he gave it a good mopping"
scrubbing, scouring, scrub - the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
Translations
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Very tired," replied Pride, seating himself on a stone by the wayside and mopping his steaming brow.
In another moment the stranger had reached their side, dripping as if rained upon, mopping his damp curls and handsome bearded face with his linen coat, as he threw himself pantingly on the ground.
I hope I've seen the last of THAT bird," declared the monarch, seating himself again in his throne and mopping the perspiration from his forehead with his rock-colored handkerchief.
A request for quote for the supply of mops and mopping systems to the espo warehouse.
Puresight Systems Pvt Ltd, the official distributor for iRobot in India launches the iRobot Braava Jet mopping robot at Rs.
She said she'd cut herself trying to squeeze an old-fashioned mop by hand when mopping up a broken glass of juice.
The participant followed the HUD three-step process with the exception of using the robotic mop in place of hand mopping to wash the floors.
The VertiKIean MAX mopping system recently evolved to include a microfiber face to pick up particles other mops leave behind.