Translation of "clean" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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clean adjective (NOT DIRTY)

A1 not dirty

a clean white shirt 干净的白衬衫
clean air/water 清洁的空气/水
Make sure your hands are clean before you have your dinner. 饭前一定要把手洗干净。
Hospitals need to be kept spotlessly (= extremely) clean. 医院必须保持一尘不染,干干净净。

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clean adjective (HONEST)

C2 honest or fair, or showing that you have not done anything illegal

a good clean fight/contest 公正的比赛/竞赛
The judge took the defendant's clean record (= the absence of previous involvement in crime) into account when passing sentence. 法官在宣判时考虑到了被告没有前科。
I've always had a clean driving licence. 我开车一直都无违章记录。
It was a clean tackle.

slang not doing anything illegal, or not having or carrying illegal drugs or stolen goods

The police busted Pete last night, but he was clean. 警察昨夜搜查了皮特,可是未搜出他有任何违禁品。

clean adjective (MORAL)

morally acceptable

It's all good, clean fun. 这完全是个正派纯洁的玩笑。
clean living 生活清白的

not about sex

Can't you think of any clean jokes? 你脑子里难道就没有点正经的笑话么?

clean adjective (NOT ROUGH)

having no rough edges, and smooth, straight, or equally balanced

I've broken my leg, but the doctor says that it's a clean break, so it should heal easily. 我摔断了腿,不过医生说断口很整齐,应该很快就会长好。
A good clean hit from Pietersen sent the ball straight out to the boundary. 博瑟姆干净利落的一击将球直接击出边界。
What he liked about the car was its clean lines. 他喜欢这辆车简洁流畅的线条。
I tried to make a clean cut, but the knife wasn't sharp enough. 我想切得整整齐齐,可是刀子不够锋利。

clean adjective (COMPLETE)

[ before noun ] complete

It's better for both of us if we make a clean break (of it) (= end our relationship completely). 要是我们一刀两断,对双方都好。
Sara says she needs a clean break with the past. 萨拉说自己需要和过去彻底决裂。
The new prime minister is expected to make a clean sweep (= a complete change) of the government. 人们期望新首相对政府进行大换班。

clean adjective (NOTHING ON)

[ before noun ] When something you write on is clean, there is nothing on it or it is not yet used.

Take a clean sheet of paper. 拿一张白纸来。


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A1 [ T ] to remove dirt from something

I'm going to clean the windows this morning. 今天上午我要擦窗户。
You should always clean your teeth after meals. 每次饭后你都应当清洁牙齿。
Would you clean the fingermarks from/off the door? 你把门上的指纹擦掉,好吗?
He asked her to help him clean out the stables. 他叫她帮忙打扫马厩。

[ I usually + adv/prep ] to become clean

This carpet doesn't clean very well. 这地毯不太好清洗。
I hope these bloodstains will clean off my shirt. 我希望我衬衫上的这些血迹能洗掉。

[ T ] to prepare a fish or an animal killed for food by removing the inside parts of it that are not eaten


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cleannoun [ S ]

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when something is cleaned

These windows need a really thorough clean. 这些窗户需要彻底擦洗一遍。


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I clean forgot that I was supposed to be meeting Lucy last night. 昨晚我本来应该跟露西见面的,结果我忘得一干二净。
He's been cheating his customers for years, and getting clean away with it. 他欺骗顾客多年,还一点事都没有。
The bullet went clean through his shoulder. 子弹穿透了他的肩膀。

(Translation of “clean” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)