mopping up


mopping up
The liquidation of remnants of enemy resistance in an area that has been surrounded or isolated, or through which other units have passed without eliminating all active resistance.

Military dictionary. 2000.

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  • Mopping — Mop Mop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mopped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mopping}.] To rub or wipe with a mop, or as with a mop; as, to mop a floor; to mop one s face with a handkerchief. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mopping-up — /mop ing up /, adj. 1. serving to complete or put the finishing touches to a phase of a particular action. 2. serving to complete a military campaign by killing or capturing any remaining enemy troops: a mopping up operation. [1905 10; mop up +… …   Universalium

  • mopping-up — noun Mopping up is used before these nouns: ↑operation …   Collocations dictionary

  • mopping up — valymas statusas T sritis Gynyba apibrėžtis Aktyvių priešo pajėgų likučių likvidavimas apsuptame arba izoliuotame rajone, per kurį perėjo kiti daliniai, iki galo nepanaikinę pasipriešinimo. atitikmenys: angl. mopping up pranc. nettoyage …   NATO terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • mopping — noun cleaning with a mop he gave it a good mopping • Syn: ↑swabbing • Derivationally related forms: ↑mop, ↑swab (for: ↑swabbing) • Hypernyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • mopping-up — /mop ing up /, adj. 1. serving to complete or put the finishing touches to a phase of a particular action. 2. serving to complete a military campaign by killing or capturing any remaining enemy troops: a mopping up operation. [1905 10; mop up +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • mopping — n. scrubbing, cleaning, wiping, washing mÉ‘ /mÉ’p n. rag or sponge attached to the end of a stick for cleaning the floor; rag; lock of messy hair v. clean with a mop; wipe one s face of excessive sweat; clean up a mess …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mopping-up — mop·ping up || mÉ‘pɪŋ‚ʌp / mÉ’p cleaning up, clearing, liquidating …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mopping, mopped — verb (T) 1 (I, T) to wash a floor with a wet mop 2 (T) to dry your face by rubbing it with a cloth or something soft: It was so hot he had to keep stopping to mop his face. | mop your brow (=remove sweat 2 (1) from your forehead) 3 (I, T) to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mopping-up operation — n. a clean up operation; the final stages in a project where the loose ends are taken care of. □ It’s all over except a small mopping up operation. □ The mopping up operation should cost just under twenty million …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions