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English definition of “mop sth up”

mop sth up

(FINISH) informal phrasal verb with mop     /mɒp/ US  /mɑːp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
to finish dealing with something: It took a week to mop up the last of the enemy soldiers (= defeat them).Causing something to endComing to an end
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