Definition of clean sweep
1 : a victory in which one side or team wins every game, contest, etc. The Red Sox won the series in a clean sweep. The election was a clean sweep for local Democratic candidates.
2 : a complete change in something The new governor has made a clean sweep of the staff in the governor's mansion.
Word by Word Definitions
: so as to clean
: in a clean manner
: all the way : completely
: to make clean: such as
: to rid of dirt, impurities, or extraneous matter
: to rid of corruption
: an act of cleaning dirt especially from the surface of something
: to remove from a surface with or as if with a broom or brush
: to destroy completely : wipe out
: to remove or take with a single continuous forceful action
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