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clean up something

phrasal verb with clean us   /klin/ verb [I/T]
  • (MAKE NEAT)

to remove dirt from something or make something neat: We need to do something to clean up this mess and then get out of there. I have to clean things up before the guests arrive.

clean up something

phrasal verb with clean us   /klin/ verb [I/T]
  • (REMOVE EVILS)

to remove illegal or dishonest activity from a place: We need a mayor who is tough enough to clean up this town.
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