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English definition of “clean up something”

clean up something

(REMOVE EVILS) phrasal verb with clean    /klin/ verb [I/T]
to remove illegal or dishonest activity from a place: We need a mayor who is tough enough to clean up this town.
(Definition of clean up something (REMOVE EVILS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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