mop up

Definitions of mop up
  1. verb
    to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
    synonyms: mop, wipe up
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    swab, swob
    wash with a swab or a mop
    sponge
    soak up with a sponge
    type of:
    absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take in, take up
    take in, also metaphorically
  2. verb
    defeat thoroughly
    “He mopped up the floor with his opponents”
    synonyms: pip, rack up, whip, worst
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    beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
  3. verb
    finish a task completely
    synonyms: clear up, finish off, finish up, get through, polish off, wrap up
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    cap off
    finish or complete, as with some decisive action
    type of:
    complete, finish
    come or bring to a finish or an end
  4. noun
    a concluding action
    synonyms: closing, completion, culmination, windup
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    consummation
    the act of bringing to completion or fruition
    consummation
    the completion of marriage by sexual intercourse
    finish, finishing
    the act of finishing
    finalisation, finalization
    the act of finalizing
    follow-through
    carrying some project or intention to full completion
    follow-through
    the act of carrying a stroke to its natural completion
    graduation
    the successful completion of a program of study
    fruition, realisation, realization
    something that is made real or concrete
    fulfillment, fulfilment
    the act of consummating something (a desire or promise etc)
    close, closing curtain, finale, finis
    the concluding part of any performance
    type of:
    conclusion, ending, termination
    the act of ending something
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