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British English: /mɒp/
American English: /mɑp/

Translation of mop in French:


  • 1 (for floors) (of cotton)
    balai (m) à franges
    (of sponge) balai (m) éponge

transitive verb p prés etc -pp-

  • 2 (wipe) to mop one's face/brow (with something)
    s'éponger le visage/le front (avec quelque chose)
    to mop somebody's brow
    éponger le front de quelqu'un

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

mop down

mop [something] down, mop down [something]

mop up

1 mop up 2 mop up [something], mop [something] up 2.1 [literal]
éponger (mess, liquid)
he mopped up his gravy with some bread
il a saucé son assiette avec du pain
2.2 (Military) (gen) (get rid of)
balayer (resistance, rebels)
2.3 (absorb)
engloutir (savings, profits, surplus)
2.4 (American English) (polish off)
engloutir (food)

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