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English definition of “clean sb/sth out”

clean sb/sth out

informal phrasal verb with clean     /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 .Stealing
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