Phrasal Verbs

mop up

This page is about the phrasal verb mop up


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


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

a. dropped it

b. drank it

c. ordered it
a) dropped it b) drank it c) ordered it

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