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verb     clean pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecleaning
past tensecleaned
past participlecleaned
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  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.

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

      The woman who cleans for me has got flu.

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  3. 3
    [transitive] to remove the inside parts of an animal, bird, or fish before cooking it

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