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To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.
(idiomatic) To fix problems; to correct or repair.
To clear the leftovers of a dish, in order to eat them.
mop + up
And like all good Commies where the dogma was the political commissars weren't far behind to mop up the stragglers.
And don't mop up the floor!
I'll gag him and mop up the blood, too.
They contain important antioxidants used by the body to mop up damaging free radicals, which increase in the body during stress.
Within the body, substances called antioxidants mop up the free oxygen molecules before they cause damage.
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