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  • v. To make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.
  • v. 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. To make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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  • 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.

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  • She resisted the urge to clean up the bits of soggy food that the dogs, especially Amby, were scattering around the bowl.

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  • He got them to clean up some of the mess and the damage, but hey, most mers are like Lordkin.

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  • To make clean up easy, line the potty-chair cup with two plastic bags, one inside the other just in case one breaks.

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  • The king also left behind his companion Leonnatus to await the arrival of the fleet and clean up any remaining resistance in the area.

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  • The secret to making nighttime accidents fast and easy to clean up is what I call double-making the bed.

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  • 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.

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  • Logi made a tiny creature to clean up after them, to carry garbage away.

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