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Definition 1: cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for swob in the sense of this definition

(swob is a kind of ...) any of a large class of implements used for cleaning

(... is a kind of swob ) a dry swab for dusting floors

(... is a kind of swob ) a wet mop with a sponge as the absorbent

(swob is a part of ...) the handle of a mop

Definition 2: wash with a swab or a mop - [verb of contact]

Samples where swob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • swab the ship's decks

Synonyms for swob in the sense of this definition

(swob is a kind of ...) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop

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

Definition 3: apply (usually a liquid) to a surface - [verb of contact]

Samples where swob or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • dab the wall with paint

Synonyms for swob in the sense of this definition

(swob is a kind of ...) apply to a surface

"She applied paint to the back of the house" "Put on make-up!"

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