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Definition of mop verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    mop

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//mɑp//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mop
     
    he / she / it mops
     
    past simple mopped
     
    -ing form mopping
     
     
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  1. 1mop something to clean something with a mop She wiped all the surfaces and mopped the floor.
  2. 2mop something (from something) to remove liquid from the surface of something using a cloth He took out a handkerchief to mop his brow (= to remove the sweat).
  3. Idioms
    wipe/mop the floor with somebody (informal)
     
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    to defeat someone completely in an argument or a competition
    Phrasal Verbsmop somethingup
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: mop