- 1mop something to clean something with a mop She wiped all the surfaces and mopped the floor.
- 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). Word Origin late 15th cent.: perhaps ultimately related to Latin mappa
BrE BrE//mɒp//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mop
BrE BrE//mɒp//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːp//he / she / it mops
BrE BrE//mɒps//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːps//past simple mopped
BrE BrE//mɒpt//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːpt//past participle mopped
BrE BrE//mɒpt//; NAmE NAmE//mɑːpt//-ing form mopping
BrE BrE//ˈmɒpɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɑːpɪŋ//