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English definition of “clean-out”
clean-out (also cleanout)
noun [C] WORKPLACE
› an act of removing the people and parts of an organization that are not needed, wanted, or that are causing problems: What the nation needs is a vigorous clean-out of the banks' loan books and their managements. Staff clean-outs are often the result of a change in management, with new managers making room for their own people.