Definitions of swob
  1. noun
    cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    synonyms: mop, swab
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    dry mop, dust mop, dustmop
    a dry swab for dusting floors
    sponge mop
    a wet mop with a sponge as the absorbent
    type of:
    cleaning device, cleaning equipment, cleaning implement
    any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
  2. verb
    apply (usually a liquid) to a surface
    synonyms: dab, swab
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    type of:
    apply, put on
    apply to a surface
  3. verb
    wash with a swab or a mop
    synonyms: swab
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    type of:
    mop, mop up, wipe up
    to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
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