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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyclean out
he/she/itcleans out
present participlecleaning out
past tensecleaned out
past participlecleaned out
  1. 2
    informal to empty a place of objects or goods, especially by stealing or buying them in large quantities

    Government soldiers moved in and cleaned the village out.

    The supermarkets were cleaned out by panicking shoppers.

  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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