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clean upphrasal verb
to make yourself neat and clean, usually by washing I need to change and clean up. Go and clean yourself up. You'd better get cleaned up. related noun clean-upjump to other results
clean (yourself) up(informal)
- 1 to remove dirt, etc. from somewhere He always expected other people to clean up after him (= when he had made the place dirty or messy). Who's going to clean up this mess? to clean up beaches after an oil spill a commitment to clean up the environment It took me the rest of the day to clean (the place) up. related noun clean-up
- 2 (informal) to win or make a lot of money This movie should clean up at the box office.