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mop upphrasal verb
- 1to remove the liquid from something using something that absorbs it Do you want some bread to mop up that sauce?
- 2to complete or end something by dealing with the final parts There are a few things that need mopping up before I can leave. Troops combed the area to mop up any remaining resistance. A number of smaller companies were mopped up (= taken over) by the big multinational. New equipment mopped up (= used up) what was left of this year's budget.