Meaning of CLEANUP in English


ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun

( -s )

Etymology: clean up


a. : a selling off of remaining stock

b. : the disposal of final details or making of final trials or a tidying up of litter (as when completing an undertaking)

c. : removal of residual gas from an incandescent lamp or vacuum tube due to the action of the getter, the absorption of gas by the anodes, or the driving of gas molecules into the electrodes

d. : the fourth position in the batting order of a baseball team


a. : a periodical cleaning up in a gold or silver mill or placer mine or dredge ; also : the material thus collected

b. : an extraordinarily large return or profit on a shrewdly or opportunely timed sale ; specifically : killing


a. : a cleaning up or stamping out (as of vice, crime, or other undesirable conditions) ; also : a clearing out or purging (as of gangsters or other undesirable elements)

b. : a cleaning out or liquidation of remaining enemy resistance

the cleanup of enemy machine-gun nests

c. slang : a decisive defeat of a competitor

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