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  • 41 clean — 1 /kli:n/ adjective 1 WITHOUT DIRT without any dirt or marks: Are your hands clean? | a clean towel | sweep/scrub etc sth clean: Wipe that sink clean when you re done. | clean and tidy/neat: Try to keep your room clean and tidy. | spotlessly… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 42 clean — I UK [kliːn] / US [klɪn] adjective Word forms clean : adjective clean comparative cleaner superlative cleanest *** 1) not dirty Go and put on a clean shirt. nice clean towels clean and tidy: I like to keep the place clean and tidy. spotlessly… …

    English dictionary

  • 43 clean — cleanness, n. /kleen/, adj., cleaner, cleanest, adv., cleaner, cleanest, v. adj. 1. free from dirt; unsoiled; unstained: She bathed and put on a clean dress. 2. free from foreign or extraneous matter: clean sand. 3. free from pollution;… …

    Universalium

  • 44 clean — [[t]kli͟ːn[/t]] ♦♦ cleaner, cleanest, cleans, cleaning, cleaned 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks. He wore his cleanest slacks, a clean shirt and a navy blazer... Disease has not been a problem because… …

    English dictionary

  • 45 clean — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English clene, from Old English clǣne; akin to Old High German kleini delicate, dainty Date: before 12th century 1. a. free from dirt or pollution < changed to clean clothes > < clean solar energy > b. free from… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 46 clean — In the context of general equities, block trade that matches buy or sell orders/interests, sparing the block trader any inventory risk (no net position and hence none available for additional customers). natural. Antithesis of open. Bloomberg… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 47 clean*/*/*/ — [kliːn] adj I 1) not dirty or polluted Go and put on a clean shirt.[/ex] the clean country air[/ex] Tom had scrubbed the floor clean.[/ex] I like to keep the place clean and tidy.[/ex] Everything in the house was spotlessly clean (= extremely… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 48 clean — adj., adv., v., & n. adj. 1 (often foll. by of) free from dirt or contaminating matter, unsoiled. 2 clear; unused or unpolluted; preserving what is regarded as the original state (clean air; clean page). 3 free from obscenity or indecency. 4 a… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 49 clean — [[t]klin[/t]] adj. and adv. clean•er, clean•est, 1) free from dirt; not soiled or stained: a clean dress[/ex] 2) free from foreign or extraneous matter; pure: clean sound[/ex] 3) free from pollution or pollutants: clean air; clean energy[/ex] 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 50 clean — /klin / (say kleen) adjective 1. free from dirt or filth; unsoiled; unstained. 2. a. free from foreign or extraneous matter: the wool was sold at $4.27 a kilogram clean. b. free of radioactivity: to enter a clean room. 3. free from defect or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 51 clean — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Clean is used after these nouns: ↑spring {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ effectively, well ▪ This product cleans baths very effectively. ▪ easily …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 52 clean — 1. adjective 1) keep the wound clean Syn: washed, scrubbed, cleansed, cleaned; spotless, unsoiled, unstained, unsullied, unblemished, immaculate, pristine, dirt free; hygienic, sanitary, disinfected, sterilized, steril …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 53 clean — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Not soiled] Syn. spotless, washed, stainless, laundered, immaculate, unsoiled, untarnished, speckless, unstained, neat, tidy, clear, blank, white, dirtless, unblemished, unspotted, newly cleaned, cleaned, fresh, unused,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 54 clean — adjective 1》 free from dirt, marks, or pollutants.     ↘attentive to personal hygiene. 2》 morally pure.     ↘not offensive or obscene: good clean fun.     ↘showing or having no record of offences or crimes.     ↘done according to the rules. 3》… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 55 clean — 1. mod. not using drugs; not involved with drugs. □ There’s a success story. Kelly is one clean guy if I ever saw one. □ I’ve been clean for more than a month now. 2. mod. sober; not intoxicated with drugs at the moment. (Almost the same as sense …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 56 clean up — phrasal verb Word forms clean up : present tense I/you/we/they clean up he/she/it cleans up present participle cleaning up past tense cleaned up past participle cleaned up 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to make a place completely clean and tidy… …

    English dictionary

  • 57 clean — Synonyms and related words: Christian, Daedalian, absolute, absolutely, acknowledge, adept, admit, adroit, all embracing, all encompassing, all out, all pervading, altogether, antiseptic, apt, artistic, authoritative, bath, bathe, blameless,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 58 clean up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you clean up a mess or clean up a place where there is a mess, you make things tidy and free of dirt again. [V P n (not pron)] Police in the city have been cleaning up the debris left by a day of violent confrontation... [V P]… …

    English dictionary

  • 59 clean —    1. free from unpleasantness, danger, or illegality.    The opposite in many uses of dirty. It may denote that a sexual partner has no venereal disease, that the enemy is not in a location, that someone is not carrying drugs or a handgun, etc …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 60 Clean-up — For the baseball batting topic, see Cleanup hitter. For the Wikipedia article maintenance topic, see Wikipedia:Cleanup. Clean up is a part of the workflow in the production of hand drawn animation, in which clean versions of the rough animation… …

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