Meaning of CLEANING in English



present part of clean

II. noun

( -s )

1. Britain : cleansing 2 — usually used in plural

2. cleanings plural : things collected by cleaning

3. slang : a decisive defeat

gave the visiting team a cleaning

also : a total loss of resources in a business venture or in speculation or gambling

got a good cleaning on the stock market

4. : a thinning of a young stand (as of trees)

5. : a large profit or gain : killing

makes his little cleaning and then leaves us all flat — George Abbott & J.C.Holm

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.