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English verb: clean out

1. clean out (change) empty completely


SamplesWe cleaned out all the drawers.


Synonymsclear out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)empty


Narrower (hyponym)clinker

2. clean out (social) force out


SamplesThe new boss cleaned out the lazy workers.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)can, dismiss, displace, fire, force out, give notice, give the axe, give the sack, sack, send away, terminate

3. clean out (possession) deprive completely of money or goods


SamplesThe robbers cleaned us out in a couple of hours.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)deprive, divest, strip









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