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English definition of “clean sb/sth out”

clean sb/sth out

phrasal verb with clean     /kliːn/ verb
informal to take or spend all of someone's or something's money: When dotcom companies collapsed, many investors were cleaned out. Identity thieves cleaned out customer accounts at three of the bank's London branches.
(Definition of clean sb/sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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