Mopping vs. Sweeping

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  • Mopping (noun)

    The process of cleaning with a mop.

  • Mopping (noun)

    An application of molten asphalt to a roof etc.

  • Sweeping (verb)

    present participle of sweep

  • Sweeping (noun)

    An instance of sweeping.

    "The sidewalk needed a sweeping every morning."

  • Sweeping (noun)

    The activity of sweeping.

    "Sweeping took all morning."

    "The sidewalk needed sweeping every morning."

  • Sweeping (adjective)

    wide, broad, affecting or touching upon many things

    "The government will bring in sweeping changes to the income tax system."

    "He loves making sweeping statements without the slightest evidence."

  • Sweeping (adjective)

    Completely overwhelming

    "He claimed a sweeping victory."

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Webster Dictionary
  • Mopping (noun)

    cleaning with a mop;

    "he gave it a good mopping"

  • Sweeping (noun)

    the act of cleaning with a broom

  • Sweeping (adjective)

    taking in or moving over (or as if over) a wide area; often used in combination;

    "a sweeping glance"

    "a wide-sweeping view of the river"

  • Sweeping (adjective)

    ignoring distinctions;

    "sweeping generalizations"

    "wholesale destruction"

  • Sweeping (adjective)

    having broad range or effect;

    "had extensive press coverage"

    "far-reaching changes in the social structure"

    "sweeping reforms"

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