Mopped



[mop] /mɒp/

noun
1.
a bundle of coarse yarn, a sponge, or other absorbent material, fastened at the end of a stick or handle for washing floors, dishes, etc.
2.
a thick mass of hair.
3.
a polishing wheel having several layers of cloth secured by a boss.
verb (used with object), mopped, mopping.
4.
to rub, wipe, clean, or remove with a mop (often followed by up):
to mop up a spill.
5.
to wipe as if with a mop:
to mop the face with a handkerchief.
verb (used without object), mopped, mopping.
6.
to clean or wipe with or as if with a mop (often followed by up):
First he swept, then he mopped up.
Verb phrases
7.
mop up,

Idioms
8.
mop the floor with. (def 20).
[mop] /mɒp/
verb (used without object), mopped, mopping.
1.
to make a disappointed or unhappy face; grimace:
an unruly child that mops and mows.
noun
2.
a wry face; grimace.
/mɒp/
noun
1.
an implement with a wooden handle and a head made of twists of cotton or a piece of synthetic sponge, used for polishing or washing floors, or washing dishes
2.
something resembling this, such as a tangle of hair
verb mops, mopping, mopped
3.
(transitive) often foll by up. to clean or soak up with or as if with a mop
/mɒp/
verb mops, mopping, mopped
1.
(intransitive) to make a grimace or sad expression (esp in the phrase mop and mow)
noun
2.
such a face or expression
/mɒp/
noun
1.
(in various parts of England) an annual fair at which formerly servants were hired
n.

late 15c., mappe “bundle of yarn, etc., fastened to the end of a stick for cleaning or spreading pitch on a ship’s decks,” from Walloon (French) mappe “napkin,” from Latin mappa “napkin” (see map (n.)). Modern spelling by 1660s. Of hair, from 1847.
v.

1709, from mop (n.). Related: Mopped; mopping.

adjective

Thoroughly beaten; clobbered (1990s+ Teenagers)

noun

[1944+ Black; probably from the notion of mopping or cleaning up, influenced by earlier jazz use ”the last beat at the end of a jazz number”]
Macau-pataca (currency)

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