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verb clean pronunciation in British English /kliːn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyclean
he/she/itcleans
present participlecleaning
past tensecleaned
past participlecleaned
  1. 1
    [transitive] to remove the dirt from something

    Paul is cleaning his car.

    Do you want the windows cleaned?

    You should clean your teeth twice a day.

    clean something off something:

    I cleaned the mud off my boots.

  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to remove the dirt and dust in a house or other building

    We’ve cleaned the house from top to bottom.

    I spent the morning cleaning.

    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] to clean houses or buildings as a job

      His mother supported the family by cleaning offices.

      clean for:

      The woman who cleans for me has got flu.

 

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