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clean-out

Syllabification: clean-out

Definition of clean-out in English:

noun

1An instance of thoroughly cleaning the inside of something: the entire sewer is having a clean-out
More example sentences
  • The cure is designed to give your digestive tract and all the rest of you a well-deserved rest and thorough clean-out.
  • Jo says she is in favour of 'giving your body a good clean-out once a year'.
  • Wait long enough and you will see the wrasse enter their mouths or gills to give the insides a good clean-out as well.
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
More example sentences
  • I have acquired two vintage pair of jeans from 1967 through a clean-out of a house of recently deceased in-laws
  • Every 6 months I have a clean-out when I switch to summer/winter clothes.
  • I will be bringing in my laptop for a clean-out.

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