Meaning of MOP in English

MOP

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a mass/mop of curls (= a lot of curls )

a gorgeous Italian man with a mass of dark curls

a mop of hair (= a large amount of thick untidy hair )

He had an unruly mop of brown hair.

mop/wipe your brow (= dry your brow with your hand or a cloth because you are hot or nervous )

wash/mop the floor

The floor needs mopping.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

All the spawning mops were removed and I hoped to see a shoal of young Cardinal Tetras.

As he left his room, he noticed a mop and bucket sitting in a corner in the hallway.

As Robert watched, Aziz raised his mop and started a kind of semaphore in the direction of the Windmill.

Daily inspections of the tank will indicate a few fry hanging on the tank sides and others hiding in the mops.

He was still carrying his mop and broom and wearing his brown overalls.

I saw a guy with a head the size of a bucket-the kind you put mops in.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

up

A second equally good story describes mopping up an oil spill at sea.

After the worst of it was mopped up , lunch continued.

It went down well, with dry bread to mop up the water.

Unfortunately, the weapon mopping up after the Cold War is very lethal, costs a few hundred bucks and is everywhere.

Staff were mopping up today as Mr Alton held his usual surgery.

A janitor mopped up the gore and it all got thrown away or was buried somewhere.

Anyway, the people who disposed of her body mopped up some blood, and squeezed it out on to the garments.

Fire crews were mopping up early Tuesday.

■ NOUN

brow

She sat on the bed, mopping his brow .

Once Chuck turned and grinned delightedly at her as he paused to mop his brow , and she smiled warmly back.

He sighed and mopped his brow .

She stood up, mopping her brow with the back of a skeleton wrist.

The Archdeacon, to Theodora's amusement, mopped his brow .

The Prince mopped his brow , his hands sweaty inside his gloves, as he faced the bowling for the new over.

Damien mopped his brow , but decided not to remove his jacket, as he was wearing braces.

face

In the hall Kruger took out his handkerchief and mopped his perspiring face .

He mopped his face with it.

Georgiades came back mopping his face .

The rector turned and looked out the window behind his desk, and mopped his rain-soaked face and hands with a handkerchief.

I smiled, mopped my face , and sat on a rock to toast myself with two pints of chlorinated water.

Roy stops mopping her face with a towel and looks up at Jody.

floor

Matthew made them mop the floor and Rory hadn't minded.

She came home from work in the hospital pharmacy to find him doing the laundry or mopping the floor .

One was mopping the floor , another dispensing pills.

Barnabas sat down at once and gazed at him, mopping the garage floor with his tail.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A trainer mopped Norwood's face with a towel.

Dan has to mop the floor of the café every night.

I just mopped the kitchen floor.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A second equally good story describes mopping up an oil spill at sea.

Barnabas sat down at once and gazed at him, mopping the garage floor with his tail.

He mopped at his chin, his attention turned inward.

Run For Free led the charge in the £35,000 stamina test, and the Pipe supporting cast mopped up the minor prizes.

She sat on the bed, mopping his brow.

Staff were mopping up today as Mr Alton held his usual surgery.

The every so often it was mopped, the every so often sprayed.

Unfortunately, the weapon mopping up after the Cold War is very lethal, costs a few hundred bucks and is everywhere.

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