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Definition 1: a concluding action - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for mop up in the sense of this definition

(mop up is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of mop up ) the act of bringing to completion or fruition

(... is a kind of mop up ) the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse

(... is a kind of mop up ) the act of finishing

"his best finish in a major tournament was third" "the speaker's finishing was greeted with applause"

(... is a kind of mop up ) the act of finalizing

(... is a kind of mop up ) carrying some project or intention to full completion

"I appreciated his follow-through on his promise"

(... is a kind of mop up ) the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion

"his follow-through was straight down the line toward the target" "squash can be dangerous if your opponent has a long follow-through"

(... is a kind of mop up ) the successful completion of a program of study

Definition 2: finish a task completely - [verb of change]

Samples where mop up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I finally got through this homework assignment

Synonyms for mop up in the sense of this definition

(mop up is a kind of ...) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(... is a kind of mop up ) finish or complete, as with some decisive action

"he capped off the meeting with a radical proposal"

Definition 3: defeat thoroughly - [verb of competition]

Samples where mop up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He mopped up the floor with his opponents

Synonyms for mop up in the sense of this definition

(mop up is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Definition 4: to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop - [verb of contact]

Samples where mop up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mop the hallway now
  • He mopped her forehead with a towel

Synonyms for mop up in the sense of this definition

(mop up is a kind of ...) take in, also metaphorically

"The sponge absorbs water well" "She drew strength from the minister's words"

(... is a kind of mop up ) wash with a swab or a mop

"swab the ship's decks"

(... is a kind of mop up ) soak up with a sponge

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