Definition of clean-out in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklēnout/


1An instance of thoroughly cleaning the inside of something: the entire sewer is having a clean-out
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  • I would give it a clean-out and reapply the thermal paste.
  • The crocodile and flamingo pools could still do with a clean-out.
  • After giving it a clean-out and a blast with compressed air, the performance was back to normal and the disk errors a thing of the past.
1.1An instance of removing and disposing of unwanted items or material: I had a wardrobe clean-out, and I gave away two full bags of clothes figurative the leadership of this company needs a clean-out
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  • Moving house is often the time for a garage sale, a clean-out.
  • Westminster needs a clean-out, including real electoral reform, to restore public faith in politicians.
  • It checks my inbox every 10 minutes and does a clean-out.

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