To clean out
Clean Clean (kl[=e]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleaned} (kl[=e]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleaning}.] [See {Clean}, a., and cf. {Cleanse}.] To render clean; to free from whatever is foul, offensive, or extraneous; to purify; to cleanse. [1913 Webster]

{To clean out}, to exhaust; to empty; to get away from (one) all his money. [Colloq.] --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To rub out — Rub Rub, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rubbed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Rubbing}.] [Probably of Celtic origin; cf. W. rhwbiaw, gael. rub.] 1. To subject (a body) to the action of something moving over its surface with pressure and friction, especially to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To draw out — draw draw (dr[add]), v. t. [imp. {Drew} (dr[udd]); p. p. {Drawn} (dr[add]n); p. pr. & vb. n. {Drawing}.] [OE. dra[yogh]en, drahen, draien, drawen, AS. dragan; akin to Icel. & Sw. draga, Dan. drage to draw, carry, and prob. to OS. dragan to bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To pick out — Pick Pick (p[i^]k), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Picked} (p[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Picking}.] [OE. picken, pikken, to prick, peck; akin to Icel. pikka, Sw. picka, Dan. pikke, D. pikken, G. picken, F. piquer, W. pigo. Cf. {Peck}, v., {Pike}, {Pitch} to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To sue out — Sue Sue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Suing}.] [OE. suen, sewen, siwen, OF. sivre (pres.ind. 3d sing. il siut, suit, he follows, nous sevons we follow), LL. sequere, for L. sequi, secutus; akin to Gr. ?, Skr. sac to accompany, and …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To count out — Count Count (kount), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Counted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Counting}.] [OF. conter, and later (etymological spelling) compter, in modern French thus distinguished; conter to relate (cf. {Recount}, {Account}), compter to count; fr. L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clean out your desk — clean out your desk/office/locker INFORMAL ► WORKPLACE used to tell someone they are being removed from their job: » He was told to clean out his desk by noon. Main Entry: ↑clean …   Financial and business terms

  • clean out your desk/office/locker — INFORMAL ► WORKPLACE used to tell someone they are being removed from their job: » He was told to clean out his desk by noon. Main Entry: ↑clean …   Financial and business terms

  • clean out your locker — clean out your desk/office/locker INFORMAL ► WORKPLACE used to tell someone they are being removed from their job: » He was told to clean out his desk by noon. Main Entry: ↑clean …   Financial and business terms

  • clean out your office — clean out your desk/office/locker INFORMAL ► WORKPLACE used to tell someone they are being removed from their job: » He was told to clean out his desk by noon. Main Entry: ↑clean …   Financial and business terms

  • clean out your office/locker — clean out your desk/office/locker INFORMAL ► WORKPLACE used to tell someone they are being removed from their job: » He was told to clean out his desk by noon. Main Entry: ↑clean …   Financial and business terms

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