Mop-up meaning

mŏpŭp
The act or an instance of mopping up; a concluding operation.
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(mil.) A clearing out or rounding up of scattered remnants of beaten enemy forces in an area.
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(informal) The final phase of a project or task.
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To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.

Please mop up the spilled milk.

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(idiomatic) To fix problems; to correct or repair.

After they argued, it fell to me to talk to her and try to mop up.

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To clear the leftovers of a dish, in order to eat them.
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Origin of mop-up

  • From Wiktionary