clean out

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clean out (third-person singular simple present cleans out, present participle cleaning out, simple past and past participle cleaned out)

  1. (transitive) To clean, especially to tidy by removing the contents.
    Clean out your purse and at least get rid of all the trash you're hauling around.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) To empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.
    The divorce cleaned him out.