- v. transitive To carry out spring-cleaning on (a room, a house, etc).
- v. intransitive To engage in spring-cleaning.
- v. thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year
- Back-formation from spring-cleaning. (Wiktionary)
“In a few short days the vernal equinox will rear its well-organized head and instead of being made to feel like a compulsive neat freak, I can spring-clean with societal approval and encouragement. digg”
“In a few short days the vernal equinox will rear its well-organized head and instead of being made to feel like a compulsive neat freak, I can spring-clean with societal approval and encouragement.”
“I was helping her mentioned above spring-clean one time and I discovered a - how can I put this - mr exitement?”
“Peter Riddell:It's time to give the allowances system a spring-clean”
“Flegg had nagged me to spring-clean, and I'd moaned and whined at the time, but right now I was glad the place looked sparkly fresh.”
“ Immersed in stripping wallpaper off the walls in the living room, in a bid to spring-clean her life, Sophie cursed beneath her breath when someone rang on the doorbell.”
“Oh, it was safe enough, even at the spring-clean, or when we had to paper again.”
“It was proposed that the services begin at Advent (November 28 until just after Christmas) and be linked to a township spring-clean.”
“Of rather more personal significance was the fact that the divorce finally allowed her to spring-clean her life.”
“Long ordered us all to spring-clean the club from top to bottom, and laid on a banquet, for which he asked me to be his interpreter, which made some of the other students extremely envious.”
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