There are 4 translations of clean in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /kliːn/

adj (-er, -est)

  • 1 1.1 (not soiled) [face/dressing] limpio are your hands clean? ¿tienes las manos limpias? she wiped the table clean limpió la mesa the dog licked the bone clean el perro lamió el hueso hasta dejarlo limpio
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.2 (of habits) [person/animal] limpio
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
    1.3 (not used) [clothes/towel] limpio use a clean sheet of paper usa una hoja de papel nueva 1.4 (pure, non-polluting) [air/water] limpio, puro; [smell] a limpio; [taste] refrescante clean energy energía (feminine) no contaminante clean fuel combustible (masculine) limpio
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    • 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.
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    • 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] inocente keep it clean: there will be children around no te pases, que habrá niños clean living vida (feminine) sana Mr Clean [colloquial/familiar] la imagen de la honradez 2.2 (fair) [game/player/campaign] limpio
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    • 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.
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    • ‘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.
  • 3 (unblemished) [driver's license] donde no constan infracciones the airport has a clean safety record no se han registrado accidentes en el aeropuerto the player with the cleanest disciplinary record el jugador que ha sido sancionado el menor número de veces clean copy [Publishing/Industria Editorial] texto (m) or material (m) bien presentado to come clean about sth [colloquial/familiar] confesar* algo
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    • 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] bien definido, nítido the clean lines of the design la pureza de líneas del diseño a clean break una fractura limpia she made a clean break with the past cortó radicalmente con el pasado she decided to make a clean break and stop seeing him decidió cortar por lo sano y dejar de verlo
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    • 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.
  • 5 [Religion/Religión] [animal/flesh] puro
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    • We need not worry about such things as ceremonial washings and clean and unclean foods.

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 4 translations of clean in Spanish:

clean2

adv

[colloquial/familiar]
  • 1.1 (completely) I clean forgot about it se me olvidó por completo we're clean out of coffee no tenemos ni pizca de café [colloquial/familiar] they got clean away on a motorcycle se escaparon en una moto sin dejar ni rastro 1.2 (cleanly, fairly) [fight/play] limpio, limpiamente
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    • 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.

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 4 translations of clean in Spanish:

clean3

vt

  • 1.1 (remove dirt from) [house/windows/carpet] limpiar; [car/floor] lavar, limpiar; [blackboard] borrar, limpiar have you cleaned your teeth? ¿te has lavado los dientes?to clean sth of sth it must be cleaned of dust and grease hay que quitarle el polvo y la grasato clean sth from/off sth he cleaned the splashes off the windows limpió las salpicaduras que había en las ventanas you can clean it off with a sponge lo puedes quitar con una esponja 1.2 (dry clean) limpiar en seco, llevar a la tintorería or (in Spain also/en España también) al tinte 1.3 [fish/chicken] limpiar
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    • She sat down on the log and she just waited for him to carry on with cleaning the fish.
    • Taking out a small knife, she began to clean the fish.
    • Even George, when he had taught her how to clean a fish, hadn't felt the same.

vi

  • 1.1 (become clean) this carpet cleans well esta alfombra se limpia fácil or queda muy bien cuando se limpia the stain cleaned off easily la mancha salió sin problemas 1.2 (remove dirt) [substance/device] limpiar
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    • 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.

Phrasal verbs

clean out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (clean thoroughly) [room/car/stable] vaciar* y limpiar (a fondo) 1.1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento (empty, exhaust) [colloquial/familiar] I'm cleaned out at the moment estoy pelado or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) pato [colloquial/familiar] did they steal a lot? — they cleaned him out ¿robaron mucho? — lo desplumaron [colloquial/familiar] that weekend away cleaned me out ese viaje de fin de semana me dejó pelado or (in Southern Cone also/en Cono Sur también) pato [colloquial/familiar] we cleaned them out of booze los dejamos sin bebidas

clean up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object/verbo + complemento + adverbio, verbo + adverbio + complemento 1.1 [room/garden] limpiar I'll just clean myself up before they arrive voy a arreglarme or lavarme un poco antes de que lleguen 1.2 (morally) [city/television/politics] limpiar 1.3 [colloquial/familiar] [money/fortune] hacer*, sacar* 1.1verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio 2.1 (make clean) limpiar I'm tired of cleaning up after you estoy harto de limpiar lo que tú ensucias 2.2 (make money) [slang/argot] barrer con todo [colloquial/familiar]

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.

There are 4 translations of clean in Spanish:

clean4

n

  • [colloquial/familiar] (no plural/sin plural) limpieza (feminine) it needs a good clean necesita una buena limpieza just give it a quick clean dale una repasadita [colloquial/familiar]
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    • 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.

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Word of the day constipado
adj
está muy constipado = he has a bad cold …
Cultural fact of the day

The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments. The Senado's functions include discussing, approving, and suggesting amendments to legislation passed by the Congreso de los Diputados and supervising the compensation fund for the autonomous regions.