Definitions

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  • v. To carry out spring-cleaning on (a room, a house, etc).
  • v. To engage in spring-cleaning.

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

  • v. thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year

Etymologies

Back-formation from spring-cleaning. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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

    Karen Leland: Spring Clean Your Closet in Four Easy Steps

  • 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.

    Karen Leland: Spring Clean Your Closet in Four Easy Steps

  • I was helping her mentioned above spring-clean one time and I discovered a - how can I put this - mr exitement?

    "Sleeping apart has in no way ruined our sex life — if anything, it has made it better."

  • Peter Riddell:It's time to give the allowances system a spring-clean

    Comment Central - Times Online - WBLG:

  • 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.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  •  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.

    Mistress On Demand

  • Oh, it was safe enough, even at the spring-clean, or when we had to paper again.

    Rose cottage

  • It was proposed that the services begin at Advent (November 28 until just after Christmas) and be linked to a township spring-clean.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Of rather more personal significance was the fact that the divorce finally allowed her to spring-clean her life.

    DIANA

  • 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.

    Wild Swans

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