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mop sth up

phrasal verb with mop uk   /mɒp/  us   /mɑːp/ verb [T] (-pp-)

(CLEAN)

to use a cloth or a mop to remove liquid from the surface of something: There's milk on the floor over there - could you get a cloth and mop it up?

(FINISH)

informal to finish dealing with something: It took a week to mop up the last of the enemy soldiers (= defeat them).
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