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See also: cleanout
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- (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.
- (transitive, slang) To take all money or possessions from.
- Synonym: take to the cleaner's
- The divorce cleaned him out.
- 1969, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid:
- Well, looks like you just about cleaned everybody out, fella. You haven't lost a hand since you lost the deal.
- (transitive, dated, slang) To hit or strike (someone); to beat up.
- 2000, Antonia Logue, Shadow-Box:
- could have cleaned him out with an uppercut to the side of his head.