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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyclean out
he/she/itcleans out
present participlecleaning out
past tensecleaned out
past participlecleaned out
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  1. 1
    to make a place or container clean or tidy by removing objects that are not wanted and getting rid of any dirt or dust in it

    They spent the day cleaning out the garage.

    1. a.
      to remove objects from a place or container in order to make it tidy

      I’ve cleaned out all the junk from the cellar.

  2. 3
    informal to use all of someone’s money

    This will clean me out. I’ll have to sell the house.

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