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clean out

Definition of clean out

  1. 1 :  to remove unwanted things from (a room, closet, etc.) <We spent the weekend cleaning out the garage.>

  2. 2 informal :  to steal or take everything from (someone or something) <The thieves broke in and cleaned out the store.>

  3. 3 informal :  to use up all or most of the money of (someone) <Buying the house really cleaned us out. Now we're broke.>



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 a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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