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"clean sb/sth out" in British English

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clean sb/sth out

informal
phrasal verb with clean uk   us   /kliːn/ verb
(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   us   /kliːn/ verb
informal to take or ​spend all of someone's or something's ​money: When ​dotcomcompaniescollapsed, many ​investors were cleaned out. Identity thieves cleaned out ​customeraccounts at three of the bank's London ​branches.
(Definition of clean sb/sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clean sb/sth out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…一扫而光, 洗劫…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…一掃而光, 洗劫…
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