- v. transitive To make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
- v. intransitive, idiomatic To make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.
- v. put (things or places) in order
- v. make a big profit; often in a short period of time
- v. dispose of
- v. make oneself clean, presentable or neat
“But this was the first day in months away from the dreary Obervell Construction offices; away from angry calls from site-team captains wondering when they could go back to work; away from the growing pile of threatening letters from the state loan commission; away from neighborhood organizers picketing them to clean up abandoned sites.”
“She resisted the urge to clean up the bits of soggy food that the dogs, especially Amby, were scattering around the bowl.”
“He got them to clean up some of the mess and the damage, but hey, most mers are like Lordkin.”
“To make clean up easy, line the potty-chair cup with two plastic bags, one inside the other just in case one breaks.”
“The king also left behind his companion Leonnatus to await the arrival of the fleet and clean up any remaining resistance in the area.”
“The secret to making nighttime accidents fast and easy to clean up is what I call double-making the bed.”
“For those working to clean up industries, finding TURI is like hitting the jackpot.”
“In fact, MacLeish and Eliot and Allen Tate engineered a special new poetry prize for him, the Bollingen Prize, to clean up his image.”
“Gardella, a wry, shorts-sporting, suntanned, and bulldogish fifty-one-year-old, volunteered to use his expertise in environmental chemistry and the effects of exposure to toxins to help residents pressure the DEC to find funds to clean up East Ferry.”
“Logi made a tiny creature to clean up after them, to carry garbage away.”
Looking for tweets for clean up.