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mop

noun [C]  us   /mɑp/
a stick having at one end a mass of thick, cloth strings or a sponge (= soft substance) that you slide along a floor to spread or absorb a liquid in cleaning the floor A mop of hair is a lot of hair in a thick mass: The child’s face was framed by a mop of brown curls.

mop

verb [I/T]  us   /mɑp/ (-pp-)
If you mop the sweat (= liquid produced because you are hot) from your face, you use your hand or a piece of cloth to remove it.
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