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mop up

Meaning: to clean up something that has spilled by using a mop or a cloth

Synonym: clean up, wipe up

For example:

  • mop sth up After one of my kids spilled her drink, a waiter came and mopped it up.

  • mop up sth His assistant said mopping up spilt coffee was not one of her duties. She told him to do it himself.

Quick Quiz:

Sandy mopped up the banana milkshake after she
  1. dropped it
  2. drank it
  3. ordered it

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