Only 10 million gallons of oil have been burned off, and an additional 25 million gallons of oil-and-water mix has been mopped up.
She mopped the mess on the floor with a towel, then she rinsed the towel out and hung it up to dry.
Salvador held out the cash to Raul, and mopped his face with the bandana, puffing loudly.
The gentleman took off his silk hat and mopped his forehead.
Daddy Longlegs took off his hat, mopped his narrow forehead with his red bandanna, and then slowly nodded his head three times.
I leaned now against the porte-cochere, and mopped myself vigorously.
Thanking them yet once more, he mopped his brow and sat down.
What did it matter to us whether they were mopped up by the Indians, or the French, or not?
Wallbridge looked at me in a little confusion, and mopped his head with comical abandon.
And Blake leaned limply against the railing and mopped his brow.
late 15c., mappe "bundle of yarn, etc., fastened to the end of a stick for cleaning or spreading pitch on a ship's decks," from Walloon (French) mappe "napkin," from Latin mappa "napkin" (see map (n.)). Modern spelling by 1660s. Of hair, from 1847.
1709, from mop (n.). Related: Mopped; mopping.
Thoroughly beaten; clobbered (1990s+ Teenagers)
[1944+ Black; probably from the notion of mopping or cleaning up, influenced by earlier jazz use ''the last beat at the end of a jazz number'']