cleanup
I. noun Date: 1872 1. an act or instance of cleaning 2. an exceptionally large profit ; killing II. adjective Date: 1937 being in the fourth position in the batting order of a baseball team <
a cleanup hitter
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cleanup adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cleanup — also clean up, 1856, act of cleaning up, from CLEAN (Cf. clean) + UP (Cf. up). Meaning a profit is recorded from 1878. Verbal phrase clean up make a large profit is from 1929. The adjective, in the baseball sense, is recorded by 1910 …   Etymology dictionary

  • cleanup — [klēn′up΄] n. 1. the act of cleaning up ☆ 2. elimination of crime, vice, graft, etc. ☆ 3. Slang profit; gain adj. ☆ Baseball designating the fourth batter in a team s lineup: so positioned because regarded as most likely to drive in runners on… …   English World dictionary

  • Cleanup — For efforts to improve the spelling, grammar, tone, sourcing, and wikification of Wikipedia articles, see Wikipedia:Cleanup. Cleanup, Clean up or clean up may refer to: Cleaning Clean up, a part of the workflow in the production of hand drawn… …   Wikipedia

  • cleanup — /kleen up /, n. 1. the act or process of cleaning up. 2. Slang. a very large profit: The company made a real cleanup on their new invention. 3. Baseball. a. the fourth position in the batting order: Our best home run hitter is batting cleanup. b …   Universalium

  • cleanup — noun 1. a very large profit • Syn: ↑killing • Derivationally related forms: ↑clean up • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑net income, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cleanup — 1. noun the act of cleaning something See Also: clean up 2. adjective to bat fourth in the batting order Jones will be batting cleanup in tonights game …   Wiktionary

  • cleanup — clean up (v.), clean up (adj.),or cleanup (n.) (1) An informal phrase used by lenders to describe a provision in loan documents, usually the promissory notes used for lines of credit. The clean up provision requires that the loan balance… …   Financial and business terms

  • cleanup — clean|up [ klinʌp ] noun count or uncount the process of cleaning a place thoroughly, especially by removing pollution or waste …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cleanup — n. washing, removing dirt; huge win, landslide victory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cleanup — clean•up [[t]ˈklinˌʌp[/t]] n. 1) the act or process of cleaning up 2) sts (of a baseball batter) occupying the fourth position in the batting order • Etymology: 1865–70, amer …   From formal English to slang

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