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clean

verb
 
 
/kliːn/
clean house informal WORKPLACE to take action to make an organization operate more honestly and effectively: Companies like to clean house between chief executives, so as to give the newcomer a positive base to work from.
clean out your desk/office/locker informal WORKPLACE used to tell someone they are being removed from their job: He was told to clean out his desk by noon.
clean up its/your act informal to start to obey laws or accepted standards of behaviour: There are still serious questions about whether the company has cleaned up its act since its $11 billion accounting fraud was exposed.
Translations of “clean”
in Korean 청소하다…
in Arabic يُنَظِّف…
in Portuguese limpar…
in Catalan netejar…
in Japanese (場所やもの)をきれいにする…
in Italian pulire…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…弄乾淨, 打掃, 清潔…
in Russian чистить, промывать…
in Turkish temizlemek, yıkamak, süpürmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…弄干净, 打扫, 清洁…
in Polish sprzątać, czyścić…
(Definition of clean verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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