mop-up

noun, often attributive
\ˈmäp-ˌəp \

Definition of mop-up 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a concluding action or phase

mop up

verb

Definition of mop up (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Noun

1900, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1811, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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moquette

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The first known use of mop-up was circa 1811

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mop-up

noun

English Language Learners Definition of mop-up

: the actions that complete a job or task after the more difficult parts have been done

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