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Definition of mope verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

mope

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verb
BrE BrE//məʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//moʊp//
 
[intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they mope
BrE BrE//məʊp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//moʊp//
 
he / she / it mopes
BrE BrE//məʊps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//moʊps//
 
past simple moped
BrE BrE//məʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//moʊpt//
 
past participle moped
BrE BrE//məʊpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//moʊpt//
 
-ing form moping
BrE BrE//ˈməʊpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmoʊpɪŋ//
 
 
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to spend your time doing nothing and feeling sorry for yourself synonym brood Moping won't do any good! Word Origin mid 16th cent. (the early noun sense being ‘fool or simpleton’): perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish dialect mopa ‘to sulk’.Extra examples It would benefit no one if we all sat moping for the next week. Moping won’t do any good! You should build on the little triumphs rather than moping about disasters. Phrasal Verbsmope about
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mope

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