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clean (sb/sth) up

verb uk phrasal verb with clean   /kliːn/ us  
C1 to make a person or place clean and tidy: We'll go out as soon as I've cleaned up the kitchen. I need to clean up (= clean myself or the place where I am) before we go out. Clean yourself up a bit before dinner.
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