Definition of clean up in English:

clean up

  • 1Make a substantial gain or profit: Francis put three quid on a horse, figuring it was about time he cleaned up
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    • Disinfectant companies have been cleaning up since the foot-and-mouth outbreak.
    • He travels the circuit, pretending to be an ordinary joe, and then cleans up on bets and prizes because he has a great rock-and-roll voice.
    • A competent Democrat could clean up with a message to restore government for the people rather than for special interests.
  • 1.1Win all the prizes available in a sporting competition: the Germans cleaned up at Wimbledon
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    • City Arms added to their division one championship win by cleaning up all the competition trophies on offer.
    • In addition to their 3rd place trophies, this team cleaned up on the technical prizes winning three Near Pins and a Long Drive.
    • He cleaned up in the rifle competition by winning five of the six rifle matches in the champion shot competition.
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