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