Meaning of CLEANING in English

/klee"ning/ , n.

1. an act or instance of making clean: Give the house a good cleaning.

2. Slang. an overwhelming or complete defeat, financial loss, or failure: Our team took a cleaning in yesterday's game.

3. Informal. killing (def. 3).

[ 1655-75; CLEAN + -ING 1 ]

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