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English verb: clean up

1. clean up (change) put (things or places) in order


SamplesTidy up your room!.


Synonymsneaten, square away, straighten, straighten out, tidy, tidy up


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)order


Narrower (hyponym)clean, clean house, houseclean, make, make up

2. clean up (possession) make a big profit; often in a short period of time


SamplesThe investor really cleaned up when the stock market went up.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)profit, turn a profit

3. clean up (possession) dispose of


SamplesSettle the bills.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)settle

4. clean up (body) make oneself clean, presentable or neat


SamplesClean up before you go to the party.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)groom, neaten









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