Meaning of “mop” in the English Dictionary

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mopnoun [ 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.

mopverb [ 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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(Definition of “mop” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)