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clean sb/sth out

informal
phrasal verb with clean uk   us   /kliːn/ verb
to use or steal all of someone's money or goods: Buying our new house has completely cleaned us out. Richard came home for the weekend and completely cleaned us out of food. The burglars cleaned out the shop.
Translations of “clean sb/sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…一掃而光, 洗劫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…一扫而光, 洗劫…
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