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"clean sth out" in British English

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clean sth out

phrasal verb with clean uk   us   /kliːn/ verb
C2 to take everything out of a ​room, ​car, ​container, etc. and ​clean the inside of it: I ​found these ​photos while I was ​cleaning out my ​cupboards.
(Definition of clean sth out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clean sth out" in Business English

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clean sth out

informal
phrasal verb with clean uk   us   /kliːn/ verb
to empty a ​place of everything in it: Automakers were ​offeringbigrebates to ​clean out their ​inventories.
(Definition of clean sth out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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