mop down


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mop down

To clean someone or something by wiping or mopping. A noun or pronoun can be used between "mop" and "down." I just need to mop down the floors before our guests arrive. She mopped the child down as best as she could after he vomited all over himself.
See also: down, mop

mop something down

to clean a surface with a mop. Please mop this floor down now. Please mop down this floor.
See also: down, mop
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The floor of my ward was given a mop down the aisle between the six beds, but NEVER underneath the patients beds.
Preparing for varnish on a new or newly-sanded floor involves a very thorough vacuuming, then a mop down with a damp mop.
Preparing for varnish on a new, or newly sanded floor, involves a very thorough hoover, then a mop down with a damp mop -- make sure it's totally dry before applying the finish.
This involves them being deducted from the bill and this involves the supervisor putting her mop down. Then I organise and reorganise the carrier bags until the young man has paid and is heading for the door.
Soon there will no longer be any need to clean filthy rugby boots; no longer will I have to mop down the windows in the morning; using the tumbler drier will quickly become the fall-back option.