Meaning of MOP in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ mɒp ]

( mops, mopping, mopped)


A mop is a piece of equipment for washing floors. It consists of a sponge or many pieces of string attached to a long handle.



If you mop a surface such as a floor, you clean it with a mop.

There was a woman mopping the stairs.

VERB : V n


If you mop sweat from your forehead or mop your forehead, you wipe it with a piece of cloth.

He mopped perspiration from his forehead...

The Inspector took out a handkerchief and mopped his brow.

= wipe

VERB : V n from n , V n


If someone has a mop of hair, they have a lot of hair and it looks rather untidy.

He was long-limbed and dark-eyed, with a mop of tight, dark curls.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

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