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

Translation of clean in Arabic:

adjective/صفة

  • 1
    (not dirty) (clothes, hands, dishes)
    نَظيف
    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)
    نَقيّ
    to develop cleaner fuels
    طَوَّرَ مَصادِرَ أَنْقى للطاقةِ
  • 3
    (not immoral) (image, joke)
    مُهَذَّب
    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)
    نَظيف
    (driving licence)
    خالٍ من النِقاطِ \ المُخالَفاتِ
    (record)
    خالٍ من السَوابِقِ
  • 5 (Sport/الرياضة)
    (sportsmanlike) (game)
    نَظيف
  • 6
    (neat, elegant) (lines)
    مُنَمَّق
    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
    نَظَّفَ (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/غير رسمي]
    تَنْظيف
    to give something a clean
    نَظَّفَ شَيْئاً

Idioms

to come clean about something

[informal/غير رسمي]
اعْتَرَفَ بالحَقيقةِ بِخُصوصِ شَيْءٍ

to clean up one's act

[informal/غير رسمي]
ضَبَطَ سُلوكَهُ

to make a clean sweep

(in competitions, elections)
اكْتَسَحَ
(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)
تَنَظَّفَ
3
[informal/غير رسمي] (to make a profit)
حَقَّقَ رِبْحاً كَبيراً
clean [somebody] up to clean oneself up
clean [something] up, clean up [something] 1
(to make clean)
نَظَّفَ [شَيْئاً] (a mess, an area)
2
(to remove crime from)
طَهَّرَ [شَيْئاً] (the streets, local politics)

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