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clean (up)

verb

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to make a place neat and orderly by removing extraneous stuff
  • you're expected to clean up after you use the workroom

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2 to remove objectionable parts from
  • cleaned up the rock star's interview before publishing it in the newspaper

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cleanup

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of cleanup (Entry 2 of 2)

an exceptionally large return
  • The couple made a cleanup when they flipped the house.

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The first known use of clean (up) was in 1872

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“Clean (up).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clean%20%28up%29. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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