Share this entry

clean
British English: /kliːn/
American English: /klin/

Translation of clean in Arabic:

adjective/صفة

  • 1
    (not dirty) (clothes, hands, dishes)
    to keep the house clean and tidy
    حافَظَ على البَيْتِ نَظيفاً وَمُرَتَّباً
    a clean sheet of paper
    وَرَقة فارِغة
    to wipe one's face/mouth clean
    مَسَحَ وَجْهَهُ \ فَمَهُ
    keep your shoes clean
    حافِظْ على حِذائِكَ نَظيفاً
  • 2
    (unpolluted) (energy, fuel, water)
    to develop cleaner fuels
    طَوَّرَ مَصادِرَ أَنْقى للطاقةِ
  • 3
    (not immoral) (image, joke)
    غَيْر بَذيءٍ
    it's all good clean fun
    ما هي إلاّ مُتْعةٌ بَريئةٌ
    clean living
    حَياة نَظيفة
    keep it clean!
    لا تَتَعَدّى حُدودَ الأَدَبِ!
  • 4
    (free of infractions) (reputation)
    (driving licence)
    خالٍ من النِقاطِ \ المُخالَفاتِ
    (record)
    خالٍ من السَوابِقِ
  • 5 (sport/الرياضة)
    (sportsmanlike) (game)
  • 6
    (neat, elegant) (lines)
    to make a clean break with the past
    قَطَعَ كُلَّ صِلةٍ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ الماضي

adverb/ظرف

  • the bullet went clean through his shoulder
    اخْتَرَقَت الرَصاصةُ كَتِفَهُ تَماماً
    to jump clean over the wall
    قَفَزَ فوق الجِدارِ تَماماً
    we're clean out of bread
    لا يوجَدُ لَدَيْنا خُبْزٌ على الإطْلاقِ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (Form II) (the house, a room, one's shoes)
    I cleaned the dirt off my hands/the windscreen
    نَظَّفْتُ يَدَيَّ \ زُجاجَ السَيّارةِ من الأَوْساخِ
    to have something cleaned
    أَرْسَلَ شَيْئاً إلى المَغْسَلةِ لِتَنْظيفِهِ
    to clean one's teeth to clean a wound

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

noun/اسم

  • [informal]
    to give something a clean
    نَظَّفَ شَيْئاً

Idioms

to come clean about something

[informal]
اعْتَرَفَ بالحَقيقةِ بِخُصوصِ شَيْءٍ

to clean up one's act

[informal]
ضَبَطَ سُلوكَهُ

to make a clean sweep

(in competitions, elections) (Form VIII)
(organizations)
أَجْرى تَغْييراً شامِلاً

Phrasal verbs

clean off

(stain)
أُزيلَ
clean [something] off, clean off [something]

clean out

clean [something] out, clean out [something]
نَظَّفَ [شَيْئاً] تَماماً
(a cupboard, fridge)

clean up

1
(to clean and tidy a place)
نَظَّفَ وَرَتَّبَ مَكاناً
to clean up after somebody
نَظَّفَ وراء شَخْصٍ
2
(to wash oneself) (Form V)
3
[informal] (to make a profit)
حَقَّقَ رِبْحاً كَبيراً
clean [somebody] up to clean oneself up
clean [something] up, clean up [something] 1
(to make clean) (a mess, an area)
2
(to remove crime from) (the streets, local politics)

Definition of clean in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get access to Oxford Dictionaries Arabic

Subscribe to search hundreds of thousands of up-to-date translations from and into English

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day خَيّام
    Pronunciation: ḵayyām
    n
    tent maker