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Definition of cleaner noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    cleaner

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈklinər//
     
     
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  1. 1a person whose job is to clean other people's houses or offices, etc. an office cleaner
  2. 2a machine or substance that is used for cleaning a vacuum cleaner a bottle of kitchen cleaner
  3. 3 cleaners (pl. cleaners) (also dry cleaners) a store where clothes, curtains, etc. are cleaned, especially with chemicals Can you pick up my suit from the cleaners?
  4. Idioms
      take somebody to the cleaners (informal)
       
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    1. 1to steal all of someone's money, etc., or to get it using a trick
    2. 2to defeat someone completely Our team got taken to the cleaners.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: cleaner