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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.
Translations of “clean sb/sth out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…一掃而光, 洗劫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…一扫而光, 洗劫…
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