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Mop up   /mɑp əp/   Listen
Mop up

A concluding action.  Synonyms: closing, completion, culmination, windup.

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"Mop up" Quotes from Famous Books

... when I got to my cabin I found that there was no hope of rest for some hours. The wave had flooded the cabins, broken in doors, and washed everything and everybody about. So we all had to set to work to bale out water, and mop up our bed-rooms; and as the wave had also put out what lights there were, we had to work in the dark, and very uncomfortable work it was! What the women and children did, and the poor people who were sea-sick, I hardly know. Of course we who ...
— Miscellanea • Juliana Horatia Ewing

... M.P., Tour was on its way again. The cheers of the Somerset men sounded gayly in our ears, and the cars quickly picked up speed and began to mop up the miles at a great rate. And then, suddenly—whoa! We were in the midst of soldiers again. This time it was a bunch of motor ...
— A Minstrel In France • Harry Lauder

... and get your poor little wings singed. When the cruel fair has done trampling on you I'll come right along and mop up the remains. If, on the other hand, your temerity meets with the success it deserves, we can celebrate suitably later on." And, linking his arm in his friend's, he drew ...
— The Sheik - A Novel • E. M. Hull

Words linked to "Mop up" :   imbibe, cap off, clear up, culmination, mop, finish up, whip, graduation, swab, follow-through, take up, draw, sop up, finalization, swob, finishing, beat out, suck, take in, absorb, suck up, shell, finalisation, ending, termination, crush, consummation, trounce, beat, sponge, vanquish, finish, complete, closing, conclusion, soak up

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