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, slang) To take all money or possessions from.
    Synonym: take to the cleaner's
    The divorce cleaned him out.
  3. (transitive, dated, slang) To hit or strike (someone); to beat up.
    • 2000, Antonia Logue, Shadow-Box[1]:
      could have cleaned him out with an uppercut to the side of his head.