Translation of clean in Spanish:
adjective -er, -est
- 1 1.1 (not soiled)(face/dressing)are your hands clean? she wiped the table clean
limpiolimpió la mesathe dog licked the bone cleanel perro lamió el hueso hasta dejarlo limpioExample sentences
Example sentences1.2 (of habits)
- The source print seems to have been quite clean and free of dirt and damage, resulting in likely the best transfer you'll ever see.
- The film is surprisingly clean and free of dirt or scratches, and colors are vibrant and rich.
- There was dirt under the usually clean fingernails.
- When I replace the clean cutlery after washing up, there's always some already there to give me clues about where stuff lives.
- They sat on the edge of the low shelf which served as a bench, scrubbed and washed and dressed in clean tunics.
- But once you emerged from the darkness of the cellar with a tub of clean wash and started hanging on the line, this was for all the world to see.
Example sentences1.3 (not used)
- By these means, the virtuous mother could mold an unspoiled, respectful, neat, and clean child.
- Our girls are clean and healthy.
- Henry was fastidiously clean by the standards of the time.
(clothes/towel)use a clean sheet of paper
- The show promises to transport the audience to an era when humour meant good clean fun.
- It was all good clean fun and a day many of the little people will cherish long after their Santa days.
- It's about time we resurrect the good clean fun in computer games because I am really tired of the blood and gore of 21 st-century games.
limpiousa una hoja de papel nuevaExample sentences1.4 (pure, non-polluting)
- A wastebasket sat next to a stack of clean paper on the floor.
- It absorbs the color from the inks it blends, but is quickly cleaned with a couple of swipes on clean paper.
- He packs plants in cardboard boxes lined with clean paper and occasionally uses icepacks.
a limpio(taste)clean energy
refrescanteenergía (feminine) no contaminanteclean fuelcombustible (masculine) limpioExample sentences
- Despite being labelled as a fast growing city, the average man on the street expects that the city would be clean and free from pollution.
- Sandanski has the lowest annual rainfall in Bulgaria and its air is remarkably clean and pollution-free.
- The water is one degree Celsius, but at least the normally polluted lake is clean enough to swim in today.
- The stew was spiked with still-crisp bits of green pepper and onion, and had a clean taste of fresh vegetables.
- The tamilok, its fans swear, has a fresh clean taste that sends shivers of pleasure down one's alimentary canal.
- This simple natural Thai soup offers fresh clean flavours that fuse the taste that is Thai cuisine.
- 2 2.1 (morally)(joke)keep it clean: there will be children around
inocenteno te pases, que habrá niñosclean livingvida (feminine) sanaExample sentences2.2 (fair)
- ‘I strongly reject the implicit suggestion that their party is morally clean,’ he said.
- It is by self discipline and clean moral life that man can unveil the divine qualities in his personality.
- We need to be morally upright, like chaste virgins before God, pure and clean.
- Market economics and the rule of law demand clean government.
- We live in a clinically clean society with rules and regulations.
- However, he still believes that corruption can be curbed by setting up a clean system and strict rules.
- 3 (unblemished)(driver's license)the airport has a clean safety record
donde no constan infraccionesno se han registrado accidentes en el aeropuertothe player with the cleanest disciplinary recordel jugador que ha sido sancionado el menor número de vecesclean copy (of a book)texto (masculine) bien presentadoto come clean about something [colloquial]
material (masculine) bien presentadoconfesar algoExample sentences
- With a clean credit record once again, I hope you will be able to arrange a loan.
- I really need a clean credit record because I will be moving house again shortly.
- He had never had an accident before and had previously had a completely clean driving record.
- 4 (well defined)(stroke/features)the clean lines of the design
nítidola pureza de líneas del diseñoa clean breakuna fractura limpiashe made a clean break with the pastcortó radicalmente con el pasadoshe decided to make a clean break and stop seeing himdecidió cortar por lo sano y dejar de verloExample sentences
- This urban contemporary collection keeps things in perspective with simple forms, clean lines and subtle shapes.
- Linen looks best in simple shapes, with clean geometric lines.
- The clean lines and the simple shapes are compelling in their quiet beauty and grace.
- 1 (completely) I clean forgot about itse me olvidó por completowe're clean out of coffeeno tenemos ni pizca de café [colloquial]they got clean away on a motorcyclese escaparon en una moto sin dejar ni rastroExample sentences
- Suddenly, the wind picked up, knocking Jerry clean off his feet.
- So that was that - except that in the rush to sort out the mystery, she clean forgot to ask what emergency the fire engine was going to.
- It knocked the victims clean into the air.
- 1 (remove dirt from)(house/windows/carpet)have you cleaned your teeth?
limpiar¿te has lavado los dientes?to clean something
ofsomethingit must be cleaned of dust and greasehay que quitarle el polvo y la grasato clean something from/ offsomethinghe cleaned the splashes off the windowslimpió las salpicaduras que había en las ventanasyou can clean it off with a spongelo puedes quitar con una esponjaExample sentences
- I will stamp my foot until the city rises into the sky and the dirt and filth is cleaned away.
- When we emerged, I grabbed some leaves off a nearby plant to clean the dirt off my hands.
- It can be easier to clean their teeth if you cradle your baby's head in your arms in front of you.
- 1 (become clean) this carpet cleans wellesta alfombra se limpia fácil or queda muy bien cuando se limpiathe stain cleaned off easilyla mancha salió sin problemas
- 2 (remove dirt)(substance/device)
- [colloquial] (no plural) it needs a good cleannecesita una buena limpiezajust give it a quick cleandale una repasadita [colloquial]Example sentences
- For the quickest clean in every room of the house, choose from our favorite pairs.
- To allow the work to take place, the service reservoir has been drained down temporarily, and engineers are using this opportunity to give it a routine clean.
- Conservative councillors, who have been campaigning for a weekly clean, said they were dismayed by the decision and felt residents had been let down.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (clean thoroughly)
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1
(room/car/stable)2verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (empty, exhaust) [colloquial]I'm cleaned out at the moment
vaciar y limpiar (a fondo)
vaciar y limpiar (a fondo)
estoy pelado or ( (Southern Cone) tb) pato [colloquial]did they steal a lot? — they cleaned him out
¿robaron mucho? — lo desplumaron [colloquial]that weekend away cleaned me out
ese viaje de fin de semana me dejó pelado or ( (Southern Cone) tb) pato [colloquial]we cleaned them out of booze
los dejamos sin bebidas
(room/garden)I'll just clean myself up before they arrive
voy a arreglarme or lavarme un poco antes de que lleguen1.2 (morally)
(city/television/politics)1.3 [colloquial] 2verb + adverb 2.1 (make clean) I'm tired of cleaning up after you
estoy harto de limpiar lo que tú ensucias2.2 (make money) [slang]
barrer con todo [colloquial]
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