HyperDic: mop_up

English > 4 senses of the expression mop up:
VERBcontactmop up, wipe up, mopto wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
competitionmop up, worst, pip, whip, rack updefeat thoroughly
changemop up, get through, wrap up, finish off, polish off, clear up, finish upfinish a task completely
NOUNactmop up, completion, culmination, closing, windupa concluding action
English > mop up: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA concluding action.
Synonymscompletion, culmination, closing, windup
NarrowerconsummationThe act of bringing to completion or fruition
consummationThe completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
finalization, finalisationThe act of finalizing
finish, finishingThe act of finishing
follow-throughcarrying some project or intention to full completion
follow-throughThe act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
graduationThe successful completion of a program of study
Broadertermination, ending, conclusionThe act of ending something
Spanishconclusión, culminación, finalización
Catalanacabament, conclusió, culminació, finalització
Verbsmop upfinish a task completely
English > mop up: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningTo wash or wipe with or as if with a mop.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswipe up, mop
Narrowerspongesoak up with a sponge
swab, swobwash with a swab or a mop
Broaderabsorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take uptake in, also metaphorically
Spanishenjugar, fregar, trapear
Catalanassecar, eixugar
English > mop up: 4 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningdefeat thoroughly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelThe fighter managed to mop up his opponent
Synonymsworst, pip, whip, rack up
Broaderbeat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquishCome out better in a competition, race, or conflict
Spanishacabar con, arrasar, azotar, derrotar, despepitar, destruir, hacer papilla, vencer
Catalanarrasar, espinyolar, fer pols
English > mop up: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningFinish a task completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsget through, wrap up, finish off, polish off, clear up, finish up
Narrowercap offFinish or complete, as with some decisive action / action
Broadercomplete, finishCome or bring to a finish or an end / end
Spanishacabar con, rematar, terminar
Catalanacabar, rematar
Nounsmop upa concluding action

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