clean up after - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theyclean up after
he/she/itcleans up after
present participlecleaning up after
past tensecleaned up after
past participlecleaned up after
  1. clean up after someone to clean a place after someone has made it dirty or untidy

    Residents have been told to clean up after their dogs.

See also main entry: clean