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mop up

verb

Definition of MOP UP

transitive verb
1
British :  to consume eagerly
2
:  to gather as if by absorbing; also :  garner <mopped up all the awards>
3
:  to overcome decisively :  trounce
4
:  to clear (an area) of remaining pockets of resistance in the wake of a military offensive
intransitive verb
:  to complete a project, transaction, or task

First Known Use of MOP UP

circa 1811

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