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English definition of “mop sth up”

mop sth up

(CLEAN) phrasal verb with mop     /mɒp/ US  /mɑːp/ verb [T] (-pp-)
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?Cleaning and tidying places and things
(Definition of mop sth up (CLEAN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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