Meaning of “clean sb/sth out” in the English Dictionary

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"clean sb/sth out" in British English

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(Definition of “clean sb/sth out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clean sb/sth out" in Business English

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clean sb/sth out

phrasal verb with clean uk /kliːn/ us 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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