mopping mopping  /ˈmɑ pɪŋ/


  1. (n) cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
  2. (v) to wash or wipe with or as if with a mop
  3. (v) make a sad face and thrust out one's lower lip
  4. (n) cleaning with a mop


Derived Word(s)


  1. In a number of studies, they demonstrated that the ingredients in Padma 28 serve as a powerful antioxidant, mopping up the free radicals that contribute to plaque buildup.
  2. It is so good at mopping up free radicals that Lycopene outperforms the best-known carotenoid of them all, beta-carotene.
  3. They've got millions of dollars in fresh capital to write loans and to pursue borrowers cast aside by banks focused on mopping up the mess from the years of excess.


  1. 5 Acre Brush Fire In Hangman Valley Area

    Firefighters are mopping up a brush fire just north of the Hangman Valley area near Baltimore and Moran Vista Lane. Dispatch started getting calls just before 4:00pm Tuesday afternoon of homeowners seeing smoke in the Hangman Valley area. Firefighters from Spokane County Fire District #8 and Washington State DNR responded.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: KHQ Spokane

  2. UPDATED: Fire near Highway 16 contained

    Star Fire Department crews are mopping up this morning. The brush fire burned right to the edge of Highway 16 in about the same area as this time last year. 
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Messenger Index

  3. Barn blaze in Middleton is out

    Fire crews are finished mopping up the last hot spots at a Middleton barn fire that began before 4 a.m.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Idaho Statesman


  1. "I don't mind cleaning up the mess that some other folks made, that's what I signed up to do," Obama said. "But while I'm there mopping the floor I don't want someone saying 'You're not mopping fast enough or you're not holding the mop the...
    on Oct 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Hill

  2. Fox said it was "not acceptable for us to end up mopping up if we don't have a say in what operations are being carried out and how they are being carried out."
    on Mar 31, 2008 By: Liam Fox Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Kismayo is already in the hands of the government. The Islamists have run away ...... the airport and the seaport are free. There are still some mopping up operations," Gedi told АFР in Mogadishu on Monday.
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Ali Mohamed Gedi Source: Baku Today

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