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Meaning of “clean-up” in the English Dictionary

"clean-up" in British English

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clean-upnoun [S]

uk   us   /kliːn/
the ​act of making a ​placeclean and ​tidy: It's ​time you gave ​yourbedroom a good clean-up. Residents have called for a clean-up ​campaign to ​keeptheirstreetsfree from ​rubbish.
(Definition of clean-up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clean up" in Business English

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clean up

phrasal verb with clean uk   us   /kliːn/ verb
informal to get a lot of ​money: With ​holidayspending already up by 10%, ​retailers are really hoping to ​clean up this ​season.

clean-upnoun [C]

(also cleanup) uk   us  
ENVIRONMENT an ​act of ​removing harmful substances or ​chemicals from a ​place or the ​environment: Over $100 million was ​allocated for the cleanup of ​hazardouschemicals and radioactive ​waste.
WORKPLACE an ​act of ​improving a ​company or ​system by ​removingpeople and ​stoppingactivities that are dishonest or causing problems: The cleanup involved ​foreclosing on thousands of problem ​loans and ​selling the ​properties that ​secured them.
(Definition of clean up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clean-up”
in Chinese (Simplified) (把…)梳洗整齐, 打扫,清理…
in Chinese (Traditional) (把…)梳洗整齊, 打掃,清理…
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