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  • v. To clean the interior and furnishings of a residence.
  • v. To make major reforms; to clean house.
  • v. To clean the interior and residential furnishings of.
  • v. To rid of undesirable personnel and procedures.

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

  • v. clean and tidy up the house


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