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clean up one's act

Definition of clean up one's act

informal

  1. :  to behave in a way that is more acceptable <After years of drug abuse, she finally got treatment and cleaned up her act.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  free from dirt or pollution

    :  free from contamination or disease

    :  free or relatively free from radioactivity

  1. :  so as to clean

    :  in a clean manner

    :  all the way :  completely

  1. :  to make clean: as

    :  to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter

    :  to rid of corruption

  1. :  an act of cleaning dirt especially from the surface of something

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

  1. :  the doing of a thing :  deed

    :  something done voluntarily

    :  a state of real existence rather than possibility

  1. :  actuate, animate

    :  to represent or perform by action especially on the stage

    :  feign, simulate

  1. : active

    : actor

    : actual


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