Antonyms for mopping up

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Have either of you any orders for me concerning the mopping up?

Marcella seemed to be spending all the night mopping up water.

The young man who had been mopping up the floor went out for fresh water.

Noah kneeling on the floor, mopping up the ink, reached toward the desk, and then paused.

From the 10th to the 19th of May was spent in marching through the Philippolis district, mopping up Boers, horses, and stock.

I robbed them of their whiteness that night by mopping up a lot of mud with them behind the gymnasium.

Charlie was at the wheel and Breck was mopping up the slime that the anchor chain had made on deck.

Dan threw him a swab, and he leaned over the dory, mopping up the slime clumsily, but with great good-will.

"Domn thee, thou's spoilt my necktie," said he, mopping up the water from his breast.

"Then we'd better be shackin' erlong," said Mormon, mopping up gravy with half a biscuit.