Definition of clean out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


clean out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
to clean the inside of something thoroughly I must clean the fish tank out.
(informal) to use all of somebody’s money Paying for all those drinks has cleaned me out.

clean somebody out


clean something out

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(informal) to steal everything from a person or place The burglars totally cleaned her out.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clean out