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mop

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noun \ˈmäp\

Definition of mop

  1. 1 :  an implement made of absorbent material fastened to a handle and used especially for cleaning floors

  2. 2 :  something that resembles a mop; especially :  a thick mass of hair

Origin and Etymology of mop

Middle English mappe


First Known Use: 15th century


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mop

verb

Definition of mop

mopped

mopping

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to use a mop on; specifically :  to clean or clear away by mopping <mop the floors> —often used with up <mop up the spillage>

  3. 2 :  to wipe as if with a mop <mopped his brow with a handkerchief>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to clean a surface (as a floor) with a mop

mopper

noun

Examples of mop in a sentence

  1. He mopped the sweat from his brow.

1709

First Known Use of mop

1709


MOP Defined for English Language Learners

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mop

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noun \ˈmäp\

Definition of mop for English Language Learners

  • : a tool for cleaning floors that has a bundle of cloth or yarn or a sponge attached to a long handle

  • : a large amount of tangled or untidy hair on a person's head


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mop

verb

Definition of mop for English Language Learners

  • : to clean (a floor) with a mop

  • : to wipe (something that is wet)

  • : to wipe (a liquid) from something


MOP Defined for Kids

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mop

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noun \ˈmäp\

Definition of mop for Students

  1. 1 :  a tool for cleaning floors made of a bundle of cloth or yarn or a sponge fastened to a long handle

  2. 2 :  something that looks like a cloth or yarn mop <a mop of hair>


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mop

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verb

Definition of mop for Students

mopped

mopping

  1. :  to wipe or clean with or as if with a mop <He mopped the sweat from his forehead with a rag.>


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