Clean up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkliːn ʌp|  American pronunciation of the word clean up
Brit.  |ˈklinʌp|  British pronunciation of the word clean up

verb

- put (things or places) in order (syn: neaten, straighten, tidy)
- make a big profit; often in a short period of time
- dispose of
- make oneself clean, presentable or neat

Examples

This room needs cleaning up.

It won't take me long to clean myself up, and then I'll be ready.

The newly elected leader has declared his intention of cleaning up the city council.

The brothers cleaned up a profit in the property market.

I mean profit. That show must be cleaning up.

The company cleaned up on their recent business arrangement.

...you're expected to clean up after you use the workroom...

...cleaned up the rock star's interview before publishing it in the newspaper...

It was annoying to lose money on the deal when others cleaned up.

A massive effort will be required to clean up the debris.

He tries to clean up the house while the kids are asleep.

Clean up the flour you spilled on the floor.

It irks me to have to clean up after you.

...I'm not your mama—you'll have to clean up after yourself....

...the children had been so mischievous that we had to pay the babysitter extra and then clean up the mess...

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