clean adjective (NOT DIRTY)
A1 not dirty干净的；清洁的
- This glass has been used - please fetch me a clean one.
- I looked in the drawer for a clean pair of socks.
- The kitchen is spotlessly clean.
- We want clean rivers and lakes, where you can swim without risk to your health.
- The town council is responsible for keeping the streets clean.
clean adjective (HONEST)
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。
It was a clean tackle.
clean adjective (MORAL)
clean adjective (NOT ROUGH)
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。
clean adjective (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。
clean adjective (NOTHING ON)
This carpet doesn't clean very well. 这地毯不太好清洗。
- When I was studying for my exams I used to clean the house as a sort of displacement activity.
- I feel like a real drudge - I've done nothing but clean all day!
- You'll have to get down on all fours to clean behind the toilet.
- Did you clean the inside of the car?
- We had an arrangement that he would clean the house and I would cook.