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English definition of “clean sb/sth out”

clean sb/sth out

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with clean   /kliːn/ us  
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.Stealing
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