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clean

 (klēn)
adj. clean·er, clean·est
1. Free from dirt, stain, or impurities; unsoiled: a clean kitchen floor; clean clothes.
2.
a. Free from foreign matter or pollution; unadulterated: clean air; clean drinking water.
b. Not infected: a clean wound.
3.
a. Producing relatively little pollution: a clean fuel; a cleaner, more efficient engine.
b. Producing relatively little radioactive fallout or contamination: a clean nuclear bomb.
4. Having no imperfections or blemishes; regular or even: a clean edge; a smooth, clean joint.
5.
a. Not ornate or intricate; spare: "the clean lines and exquisite proportions of early modernism" (Judith Thurman).
b. Sharply defined; clear-cut: a clean outline against the sky.
6. Free from clumsiness; deft; adroit: a clean throw.
7. Devoid of restrictions or encumbrances: a clean bill of health.
8. Thorough; complete: a clean getaway.
9. Having few alterations or corrections; legible: clean manuscript.
10. Blank: a clean page.
11.
a. Morally pure; virtuous: led a clean life.
b. Having no marks of discredit or offense: a clean voting record.
12. Fit for all readers, listeners, or audiences; not ribald or obscene: a clean joke.
13. Honest or fair: a clean fighter; a clean competition.
14. Slang
a. Not carrying concealed weapons or drugs.
b. Innocent of a suspected crime.
15. Informal
a. Free from narcotics addiction.
b. Showing no evidence of using banned or performance-enhancing substances: proven to be clean before the race.
adv. cleaner, cleanest
1. So as to be unsoiled: wash the dishes clean.
2. In a fair manner: played the game clean.
3. In a clean or nonpolluting manner: a fuel that burns clean.
4. Informal Entirely; wholly: clean forgot the appointment.
v. cleaned, clean·ing, cleans
v.tr.
1. To rid of dirt, rubbish, or impurities: clean a room; clean a suit.
2. To get rid of (impurities or dirt, for example); remove: cleaned up the trash; cleaned off the stains.
3. To prepare (fowl or other food) for cooking, as by removing the entrails or fat.
4. To remove the contents from; empty: cleaned my plate.
5. Sports To lift (a barbell) from the floor to the shoulders in one motion.
v.intr.
To undergo or perform an act of cleaning.
Phrasal Verbs:
clean out
1. To rid of dirt, rubbish, or impurities.
2. To empty of contents or occupants.
3. Informal To drive or force out: cleaned out the incompetent workers.
4. Slang To deprive completely of money or material wealth: The robbery cleaned us out.
clean up
1. To make clean or orderly.
2. To make oneself clean, neat, or presentable.
3. To dispose of; settle: cleaned up the unpaid bills.
4. Slang To make a large profit, often in a short period of time: cleaned up during the bull market.
Idiom:
clean house Slang
To eliminate or discard what is undesirable: The scandal forced the company to clean house.

[Middle English clene, from Old English clǣne.]

clean′a·ble adj.
clean′ness n.

clean

(kliːn)
adj
1. without dirt or other impurities; unsoiled
2. without anything in it or on it: a clean page.
3. recently washed; fresh
4. without extraneous or foreign materials
5. without defect, difficulties, or problems: a clean test flight.
6. (Nuclear Physics)
a. (of a nuclear weapon) producing little or no radioactive fallout or contamination
b. uncontaminated. Compare dirty11
7. (Medicine) (of a wound, etc) having no pus or other sign of infection
8. pure; morally sound
9. without objectionable language or obscenity: a clean joke.
10. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (of printer's proofs, etc) relatively free from errors; easily readable: clean copy.
11. thorough or complete: a clean break.
12. dexterous or adroit: a clean throw.
13. (General Sporting Terms) sport played fairly and without fouls
14. simple in design: a ship's clean lines.
15. (Aeronautics) aeronautics causing little turbulence; streamlined
16. (Aeronautics) (of an aircraft) having no projections, such as rockets, flaps, etc, into the airstream
17. honourable or respectable
18. habitually neat
19. (esp of a driving licence) showing or having no record of offences
20. slang
a. innocent; not guilty
b. not carrying illegal drugs, weapons, etc
21. (Nautical Terms) nautical (of a vessel)
a. having its bottom clean
b. having a satisfactory bill of health
22. (Bible) Old Testament
a. (of persons) free from ceremonial defilement
b. (of animals, birds, and fish) lawful to eat
23. (Bible) New Testament morally and spiritually pure
24. clean sweep See sweep33
vb
25. to make or become free of dirt, filth, etc: the stove cleans easily.
26. (tr) to remove in making clean: to clean marks off the wall.
27. (Cookery) (tr) to prepare (fish, poultry, etc) for cooking: to clean a chicken.
adv
28. in a clean way; cleanly
29. not standard (intensifier): clean forgotten; clean dead.
30. (Cricket) clean bowled cricket bowled by a ball that breaks the wicket without hitting the batsman or his bat
31. come clean informal to make a revelation or confession
n
the act or an instance of cleaning: he gave his shoes a clean.
[Old English clǣne; related to Old Frisian klēne small, neat, Old High German kleini]
ˈcleanable adj
ˈcleanness n

clean

(klin)

adj.andadv. clean•er, clean•est,
1. free from dirt; not soiled or stained: a clean dress.
2. free from foreign or extraneous matter; pure: clean sound.
3. free from pollution or pollutants: clean air; clean energy.
4. characterized by a fresh, wholesome quality.
5. having few or no corrections; easily readable: The printer submitted clean proofs.
6. free from roughness or irregularity: He made a clean cut with a razor.
7. not ornate; gracefully spare; trim: the clean lines of a ship.
8. complete; unqualified: a clean break with tradition.
9. morally pure; innocent; honorable: to lead a clean life.
10. showing good sportsmanship; fair: a clean fighter.
11. inoffensive in language or content; without obscenity.
12. (of a document, record, etc.) bearing no marks of discreditable or unlawful conduct; listing no offenses.
13. Slang.
a. innocent of any crime.
b. not having a criminal record.
c. carrying or containing no evidence of unlawful activity or intent.
d. not using narcotics.
14.
a. not radioactive.
b. (of a nuclear weapon) producing little or no radioactive fallout.
15. (of a document or financial instrument) free from qualifications or restrictions: a clean bill of lading.
16. free from defects or flaws: a clean diamond.
17. free from encumbrances or obstructions.
18. made without any difficulty or interference: a clean getaway.
19. having no blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ritual law.
20. dexterously performed: a clean serve in tennis.
21. Slang. without money or funds.
adv.
22. in a clean manner; cleanly.
23. so as to be clean: This shirt will never wash clean.
24. Informal. wholly; completely; quite: The bullet passed clean through the wall.
v.t.
25. to make clean or clear.
26. to dry-clean.
27. to remove the entrails and other inedible parts from (poultry, fish, etc.); dress.
28. Slang. to take away or win all or almost all the money or possessions of: That last bet cleaned me out.
v.i.
29. to perform or undergo a process of cleaning.
30. clean out,
a. to empty in order to clean.
b. to empty; deplete; evacuate.
31. clean up,
a. to wash or tidy up.
b. to rid of undesirable persons or features.
c. to make a large profit.
Idioms:
come clean, Slang. to tell the truth, esp. to admit one's guilt.
[before 900; Middle English clene, Old English clǣne pure, clear, c. Old Saxon klēni, cleini, Old High German kleini]
clean′a•ble, adj.
clean′ness, n.

clean


Past participle: cleaned
Gerund: cleaning

Imperative
clean
clean
Present
I clean
you clean
he/she/it cleans
we clean
you clean
they clean
Preterite
I cleaned
you cleaned
he/she/it cleaned
we cleaned
you cleaned
they cleaned
Present Continuous
I am cleaning
you are cleaning
he/she/it is cleaning
we are cleaning
you are cleaning
they are cleaning
Present Perfect
I have cleaned
you have cleaned
he/she/it has cleaned
we have cleaned
you have cleaned
they have cleaned
Past Continuous
I was cleaning
you were cleaning
he/she/it was cleaning
we were cleaning
you were cleaning
they were cleaning
Past Perfect
I had cleaned
you had cleaned
he/she/it had cleaned
we had cleaned
you had cleaned
they had cleaned
Future
I will clean
you will clean
he/she/it will clean
we will clean
you will clean
they will clean
Future Perfect
I will have cleaned
you will have cleaned
he/she/it will have cleaned
we will have cleaned
you will have cleaned
they will have cleaned
Future Continuous
I will be cleaning
you will be cleaning
he/she/it will be cleaning
we will be cleaning
you will be cleaning
they will be cleaning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cleaning
you have been cleaning
he/she/it has been cleaning
we have been cleaning
you have been cleaning
they have been cleaning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cleaning
you will have been cleaning
he/she/it will have been cleaning
we will have been cleaning
you will have been cleaning
they will have been cleaning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cleaning
you had been cleaning
he/she/it had been cleaning
we had been cleaning
you had been cleaning
they had been cleaning
Conditional
I would clean
you would clean
he/she/it would clean
we would clean
you would clean
they would clean
Past Conditional
I would have cleaned
you would have cleaned
he/she/it would have cleaned
we would have cleaned
you would have cleaned
they would have cleaned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clean - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overheadclean - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
weightlift, weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
jerk - raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
Verb1.clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances fromclean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
disinfect - destroy microorganisms or pathogens by cleansing; "disinfect a wound"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
brush - clean with a brush; "She brushed the suit before hanging it back into the closet"
dust - remove the dust from; "dust the cabinets"
hoover, vacuum, vacuum-clean - clean with a vacuum cleaner; "vacuum the carpets"
hygienise, hygienize, sanitise, sanitize - make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
bream - clean (a ship's bottom) with heat
steam clean, steam - clean by means of steaming; "steam-clean the upholstered sofa"
preen, plume - clean with one's bill; "The birds preened"
sweep - clean by sweeping; "Please sweep the floor"
do the dishes, wash up - wash dishes; "I cook and my husband washes up after dinner"
pipe-clay - whiten or clean with pipe-clay; "pipe-clay leather"
clean house, houseclean, clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
scavenge - clean refuse from; "Scavenge a street"
dry clean - clean with chemical agents
launder, wash - cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water; "Wash the towels, please!"
clean - be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"
begrime, bemire, colly, dirty, grime, soil - make soiled, filthy, or dirty; "don't soil your clothes when you play outside!"
2.clean - remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
3.clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
clean up, neaten, square away, tidy, tidy up, straighten, straighten out - put (things or places) in order; "Tidy up your room!"
clean - remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
G.I., GI - clean in preparation for inspection; "the soldiers GIed the barracks"
spring-clean - thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year; "she started spring-cleaning on April 1"
4.clean - clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
bathe - cleanse the entire body; "bathe daily"
wash - to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking; "The cat washes several times a day"
lave, wash - cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
soap, lather - rub soap all over, usually with the purpose of cleaning
bath, bathe - clean one's body by immersion into water; "The child should bathe every day"
douche - direct a spray of water into a bodily cavity, for cleaning
neaten, groom - care for one's external appearance; "He is always well-groomed"
floss - use dental floss to clean; "floss your teeth after every meal"
decontaminate - rid of contamination; "The soil around the housing development had to be decontaminated by the city"
5.clean - be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"
clean, make clean - make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
6.clean - deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"
deprive, divest, strip - take away possessions from someone; "The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets"
7.clean - remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
8.clean - remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
clean house, houseclean, clean - clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
9.clean - remove unwanted substances from
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
10.clean - remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Adj.1.clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
tidy - marked by order and cleanliness in appearance or habits; "a tidy person"; "a tidy house"; "a tidy mind"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
2.clean - free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
unqualified - not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial"
3.clean - (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dimsclean - (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
4.clean - free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
5.clean - (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"
perfect - being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
6.clean - ritually clean or pure
faith, religion, religious belief - a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny; "he lost his faith but not his morality"
clean - free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"
unclean, impure - having a physical or moral blemish so as to make impure according to dietary or ceremonial laws; "unclean meat"; "and the swine...is unclean to you"-Leviticus 11:3
7.clean - not spreading pollution or contaminationclean - not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
contaminating, dirty - spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "the air near the foundry was always dirty"; "a dirty bomb releases enormous amounts of long-lived radioactive fallout"
8.clean - (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elementsclean - (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
decent - conforming to conventions of sexual behavior; "speech in this circle, if not always decent, never became lewd"- George Santayana
dirty - (of behavior or especially language) characterized by obscenity or indecency; "dirty words"; "a dirty old man"; "dirty books and movies"; "boys telling dirty jokes"; "has a dirty mouth"
9.clean - free from sepsis or infectionclean - free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"
antiseptic - thoroughly clean and free of or destructive to disease-causing organisms; "doctors in antiseptic green coats"; "the antiseptic effect of alcohol"; "it is said that marjoram has antiseptic qualities"
10.clean - morally pure; "led a clean life"
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
11.clean - (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
legible - (of handwriting, print, etc.) capable of being read or deciphered; "legible handwriting"
12.clean - (of a surface) not written or printed onclean - (of a surface) not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
empty - holding or containing nothing; "an empty glass"; "an empty room"; "full of empty seats"; "empty hours"
13.clean - exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
fair, just - free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules; "a fair referee"; "fair deal"; "on a fair footing"; "a fair fight"; "by fair means or foul"
14.clean - without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"
easy - posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma"
15.clean - thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"
16.clean - not carrying concealed weapons
unarmed - (used of persons or the military) not having or using arms; "went alone and unarmed"; "unarmed peasants were shot down"; "unarmed vehicles"
17.clean - free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
adroit - quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator"
18.clean - free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
unaddicted - not addicted
Adv.1.clean - completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
2.clean - in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"

clean

adjective
1. hygienic, natural, fresh, sterile, pure, purified, antiseptic, sterilized, unadulterated, uncontaminated, unpolluted, decontaminated Disease is not a problem because clean water is available.
hygienic infected, contaminated, polluted, adulterated
2. spotless, fresh, washed, immaculate, laundered, impeccable, flawless, sanitary, faultless, squeaky-clean, hygienic, unblemished, unsullied, unstained, unsoiled, unspotted He wore his cleanest slacks and a navy blazer.
spotless soiled, dirty, filthy, sullied, unwashed, mucky, scuzzy (slang, chiefly U.S.), skanky (slang)
4. complete, final, whole, total, perfect, entire, decisive, thorough, conclusive, unimpaired It is time for a clean break with the past.
5. neat, simple, elegant, trim, delicate, tidy, graceful, uncluttered I admire the clean lines of Shaker furniture.
neat disorderly, chaotic, untidy, shambolic (informal), disorganized, higgledy-piggledy (informal)
verb
1. cleanse, wash, bath, sweep, dust, wipe, vacuum, scrub, sponge, rinse, mop, launder, scour, purify, do up, swab, disinfect, deodorize, sanitize Her father cleaned his glasses with a paper napkin. It took half an hour to clean the orange powder off the bath.
cleanse soil, dirty, infect, stain, pollute, mess up, defile, adulterate

clean

adjective
1. Free from dirt, stain, or impurities:
2. Without imperfections or blemishes, as a line or contour:
3. Well done or executed:
5. Not lewd or obscene:
6. According to the rules:
adverb
Informal. To the fullest extent:
Informal: clear.
Idioms: in toto, through and through.
verb
1. To make or keep (an area) clean and orderly.Also used with up:
clear (up), neaten (up), police, spruce (up), straighten (up), tidy (up).
2. To make neat and trim; make presentable.Also used with up:
freshen (up), groom, neaten (up), slick up, spruce (up), tidy (up), trig (out), trim.
3. To make or become clear by the removal of impurities:
phrasal verb
clean out
1. To remove the contents of:
2. Slang. To reduce to financial insolvency:
phrasal verb
clean up
Slang. To make a large profit:
Translations
حَسَنُ الشَّكْل، بَيِّن المَعالِمخالٍ من العادات القَذِرَهغَيْر مُسْتَعْمَل، نَظيفكليا، تَمامانَظِيف
чист
čistýčistitčistotnýdočistahladký
renrengørerenligrenserent
pura
puhaspuhastama
puhdaspuhdistaaputsatasiistisiistiä
čistitičist
kitisztíttisztatisztít
algerlegahreinnhreinsanÿr, ónotaîuròrifalegur
掃除する清潔な清潔にする
...을 깨끗이 하다깨끗한
munduspurgopurus
iškloti visą teisybęišvalytilyguspadorusšvara
baltsneaprakstītsneaptraipītsnevainojamspavisam
čistotnýčistýdočistaumyť
čistitiprazensnaženčiščenječist
renrengöra
nadhifusafi
สะอาดทำความสะอาด
temiztemizlemektertiplitemizle mekdüzgün
sạch sẽdọn sạch

clean

[kliːn]
A. ADJ (cleaner (compar) (cleanest (superl)))
1. (= not dirty) [clothes, sheets, floor, face] → limpio; [air, water] → limpio, puro
he washed the floor cleanfregó el suelo
the rain washed the streets cleanla lluvia limpió las calles
to come clean (lit) → quedar limpio (fig) → confesarlo todo
to come clean about sthconfesar algo
to have clean hands (lit, fig) → tener las manos limpias
to wipe sth cleanlimpiar algo
to make a clean breast of itconfesarlo todo
to make a clean sweep (= complete change) → hacer tabla rasa; (= win everything) → arrasar
to make a clean sweep of sth (of prizes, awards) → arrasar con algo
to make a clean sweep of the votesacaparar todos los votos, barrer
as clean as a whistle or new pinlimpio como los chorros del oro, limpio como la patena
2. (= fresh) [smell] → a limpio; [taste] → refrescante
3. (= new, unused) [sheet of paper, page] → en blanco, en limpio
to make a clean copyhacer una copia en limpio
4. (= not indecent) [joke] → inocente; [film, life] → decente
keep it clean!¡no seas indecente!
clean livingvida f sana
5. (= smooth, even) [movement] → fluido; [shot] → certero; [cut] → limpio; [sound] → nítido, claro; [features, outline] → nítido, bien definido
a clean break (Med) → una fractura limpia
a clean break with the totalitarian pastuna ruptura radical con el pasado totalitario
to make a clean breakcortar por lo sano
I need (to make) a clean break with the pastnecesito romper con el pasado totalmente
6. (= fair) [fight, game, match] → limpio; [player] → que juega limpio
7. (= untarnished) [image, reputation] → bueno, impecable
they gave him a clean bill of healthle declararon en perfecto estado de salud
a clean driving licenceun carnet de conducir sin infracciones
to have a clean record (gen) → tener un historial limpio; (no criminal record) → no tener antecedentes penales
we have a clean safety recordnuestro historial de seguridad está limpio or no registra incidentes
8. (= environmentally friendly) [machine, substance, energy] → no contaminante
9. (Nuclear physics) (= uncontaminated) [area, person, object] → no contaminado
10. (= ritually pure) [animal] → puro
11. (= trouble-free) [operation, job, getaway] → sin problemas
12. (= innocent) they can't touch me, I'm cleanno me pueden hacer nada, tengo las manos limpias
13. (= not in possession of drugs, weapon, stolen property) he's cleanno lleva nada encima
his room was cleanno encontraron nada en su habitación
B. ADV
1. (= completely) he clean forgotlo olvidó por completo
he got clean awayse escapó sin dejar rastro
it went clean through the windowpasó limpiamente por la ventana
I'm clean out of themno me queda ni uno
he jumped clean over the fencesaltó la valla limpiamente
2. (= fairly) to fight/play cleanluchar/jugar limpio
C. Nlimpieza f, aseo m (LAm); (= wash) → lavado m
the windows could do with a cleanno estaría de más limpiar las ventanas
to give sth a cleanlimpiar algo
to give sth a quick cleandar una pasada (rápida) a algo
to give sth a good cleanlimpiar algo bien
D. VT [+ room, carpet, windows, shoes] → limpiar; [+ vegetables, clothes] → lavar; [+ car] → lavar, limpiar; [+ blackboard] → borrar; [+ wound, cut] → desinfectar
to clean one's teethlavarse los dientes
E. VI
1. (around the house) → limpiar
her mother cooked and cleaned all daysu madre se pasaba el día cocinando y limpiando
2. (= be cleaned) that floor cleans easilyeste suelo es muy fácil de limpiar
clean down VT + ADVlimpiar
clean off VT + ADV [+ dirt, rust] → limpiar
clean out VT + ADV
1. [+ room, cupboard] → vaciar
to clean out a boxlimpiar (el interior de) una caja
2. (fig) (= leave penniless) → dejar limpio/a, dejar pelado/a; (in robbery) → limpiar
the burglars came back to clean me out againlos ladrones volvieron para limpiarme (la casa) de nuevo
we were cleaned outnos dejaron sin blanca
clean up
A. VT + ADV
1. [+ room, mess] → limpiar, asear
to clean o.s. uplavarse, ponerse decente
2. (fig) [+ city, television etc] → limpiar, quitar lo indecente de; [+ act, play] → suprimir los pasajes indecentes de
B. VI + ADV
1. (= tidy) → limpiar
to clean up after a partylimpiar después de una fiesta
to clean up after sblimpiar lo que ha dejado or ensuciado otro
2. (= make profit) → hacer mucho dinero (on con) he cleaned up on that dealhizo mucho dinero con ese negocio

clean

[ˈkliːn]
adj
[clothes, room] → propre; [air] → pur(e); [water] → clair(e)
a clean shirt → une chemise propre
clean drinking water, clean water → eau f potable
[person, animal] → propre
[fuel, energy] → propre
(from drugs, alcohol) [person] → désintoxiqué(e)
[reputation, record] → sans tache
clean driving licence (British) clean record > (US) permis où n'est portée aucune indication de contravention
[game] → franc(franche); [fight] → loyal(e)
(= smooth) → net(te)
to make a clean break, to make a clean start → prendre un nouveau départ
(= blank) a clean sheet of paper → une feuille blanche
[fun, joke] → innocent(e)
vt
[+ room] → nettoyer; [+ shoes] → nettoyer
[+ car, window] → laver
[+ teeth] → brosser
to clean one's teeth (British)se brosser les dents
adv
(= completely)
He clean forgot → Il a complètement oublié.
The thief got clean away → Le voleur s'est échappé sans laisser de traces.
to come clean (= admit guilt) → se mettre à table
clean off
vtenlever
clean out
vt
[+ cupboard, room, container] → nettoyer (à fond)
[+ person] → plumer
clean up
vt
[+ mess] → nettoyer; [+ environment, beaches] → nettoyer
to clean sb up → faire la toilette de qn
(= reduce crime in) [+ city] → remettre de l'ordre dans
vi
(= restore order) → ranger
(fig) (= make profit) → rafler la miseclean-cut [ˌkliːnˈkʌt] adj [man] → soigné(e)

clean

adj (+er)
(= not dirty, also bomb) → sauber; to wash/wipe/brush something cleanetw abwaschen/-reiben/-bürsten; to wipe a disk clean (Comput) → alle Daten von einer Diskette löschen; she has very clean habits, she’s a very clean personsie ist sehr sauber
(= new, not used) sheets, papersauber, neu; (Typ) proofsauber; I want to see a nice clean plateich will einen schön leer gegessenen Teller sehen; the vultures picked the carcass/bone cleandie Geier nagten den Kadaver bis aufs Skelett ab/nagten den Knochen ganz ab; to make a clean startganz von vorne anfangen; (in life) → ein neues Leben anfangen; to have a clean record (with police) → nicht vorbestraft sein, eine weiße Weste haben (inf); he has a clean recordgegen ihn liegt nichts vor; to start again with a clean sheeteinen neuen Anfang machen, ein neues Kapitel aufschlagen; a clean driving licenceein Führerschein mohne Strafpunkte; he’s been clean for six months (criminal)er ist seit sechs Monaten sauber; (from drink) → er ist seit sechs Monaten trocken; (from drugs) → er ist seit sechs Monaten clean; he’s clean, no guns (inf)alles in Ordnung, nicht bewaffnet
(= not obscene) jokestubenrein; filmanständig; keep television cleandas Fernsehen muss sauber or anständig bleiben; good clean funein harmloser, netter Spaß
(= well-shaped) linesklar
(= regular, even) cutsauber, glatt; a clean break (also Med) → ein glatter Bruch; (fig)ein klares Ende; a clean break with the pastein klarer Bruch mit der Vergangenheit
(Sport) fight, matchsauber, fair; boxerfair
(= acceptable to religion)rein
to make a clean breast of somethingetw gestehen, sich (dat)etw von der Seele reden; to have clean hands (fig)eine reine Weste haben ? sweep
advglatt; I clean forgotdas habe ich glatt(weg) vergessen (inf); he got clean awayer verschwand spurlos; he got clean away from the rest of the fielder ließ das übrige Feld weit hinter sich; the ball/he went clean through the windowder Ball flog glatt/er flog achtkantig durch das Fenster; to cut clean through somethingetw ganz durchschneiden/durchschlagen etc; to come clean (inf)auspacken (inf); to come clean about somethingetw gestehen; we’re clean out (of matches)es sind keine (Streichhölzer) mehr da
vtsauber machen; (with cloth also) → abwischen; carpets alsoreinigen; (= remove stains etc)säubern; clothes alsosäubern (form); (= dry-clean)reinigen; nails, paintbrush, furniture also, dentures, old buildingsreinigen; window, shoesputzen, reinigen (form); fish, woundsäubern; chickenausnehmen; vegetablesputzen; apple, grapes etcsäubern (form); (= wash)(ab)waschen; (= wipe)abwischen; cup, plate etcsäubern (form); carwaschen, putzen; the cat is cleaning itselfdie Katze putzt sich; to clean one’s hands (= wash)sich (dat)die Hände waschen or (wipe) → abwischen or (scrape, with grease remover) → säubern; to clean one’s teethsich (dat)die Zähne putzen or (with toothpick) → säubern; to clean one’s face (= wash)sich (dat)das Gesicht waschen or (wipe) → abwischen; clean the dirt off your facewisch dir den Schmutz vom Gesicht!; clean your shoes before you come insideputz dir die Schuhe ab, bevor du reinkommst!; to clean a roomein Zimmer sauber machen, in einem Zimmer putzen; clothes which are easy to cleanpflegeleichte Kleider pl
vireinigen; this paint cleans easilydiese Farbe lässt sich leicht reinigen; brand X cleans betterdie Marke X reinigt gründlicher
n to give something a cleanetw sauber machen, reinigen

clean

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clean-break divorce
n Scheidung, bei der die Frau auf Unterhaltszahlungen verzichtet und dafür Vermögenswerte wie z.B. das Haus überschrieben bekommt
clean-cut
adjklar, klar umrissen; sort of persongepflegt; the clean lines of his new suitder klare or einfache Schnitt seines neuen Anzuges; clean featuresklare Gesichtszüge pl

clean

[kliːn]
1. adj (-er (comp) (-est (superl))) (gen) → pulito/a; (sheet of paper) → nuovo/a; (smooth, clear, outline, movement, break) → netto/a; (fair, fight, game) → leale, corretto/a
to wipe sth clean → pulire qc
to make a clean sweep → fare piazza pulita
the doctor gave me a clean bill of health → il medico ha garantito che godo di ottima salute
to make a clean breast of sth → togliersi qc dalla coscienza
a clean record (Police) → una fedina penale pulita
to have a clean driving licence (Am) to have a clean record → non aver mai preso contravvenzioni
2. adv he clean forgotsi è completamente dimenticato
he got clean away → se l'è svignata senza lasciare tracce
the ball went clean through the window → la palla prese in pieno la finestra
to come clean (fam) (admit guilt) → confessare (tell unpleasant truth) → dire veramente come stanno le cose
I'm clean out of cigarettes → non ho neanche mezza sigaretta
3. npulita, ripulitura
4. vt (gen) → pulire; (blackboard) → cancellare; (shoes) → lucidare
to clean one's teeth (Brit) → lavarsi i denti
clean off vt + adv (mark) → togliere; (chalk) → cancellare
clean out vt + adv (also) (fig) → ripulire
clean up
1. vt + adv (room, mess) → pulire, ripulire (fig) (city, area) → fare un po' di pulizia in
to clean o.s. up → darsi una ripulita
2. vi + advripulire, far pulizia (fig) (make profit) → fare una barca di soldi
clean up after vt + adv + prep to clean up after sbpulire lo sporco lasciato da qn

clean

(kliːn) adjective
1. free from dirt, smoke etc. a clean window; a clean dress.
2. neat and tidy in one's habits. Cats are very clean animals.
3. unused. a clean sheet of paper.
4. free from evil or indecency. a clean life; keep your language clean!
5. neat and even. a clean cut.
adverb
completely. He got clean away.
verb
to (cause to) become free from dirt etc. Will you clean the windows?
ˈcleaner noun
ˈcleanly adverb
The knife cut cleanly through the cheese.
cleanly (ˈklenli) adjective
clean in personal habits.
ˈcleanliness (ˈklen-) noun
clean up
to clean (a place) thoroughly. She cleaned (the room) up after they went home.
a clean bill of health
a certificate saying that a person, the crew of ship etc is entirely healthy (especially after being ill). I've been off work but I've got a clean bill of health now.
a clean slate
a fresh start. After being in prison he started his new job with a clean slate.
come clean
to tell the truth about something, often about something about which one has previously lied.
make a clean sweep
to get rid of everything unnecessary or unwanted. The new manager made a clean sweep of all the lazy people in the department.

clean

نَظِيف, يُنَظِّفُ čistit, čistý ren, rense reinigen, sauber καθαρίζω, καθαρός limpiar, limpio puhdas, puhdistaa nettoyer, propre čist, čistiti pulire, pulito 掃除する, 清潔な ...을 깨끗이 하다, 깨끗한 schoon, schoonmaken ren, rengjøre czysty, wyczyścić limpar, limpo чистить, чистый ren, rengöra ทำความสะอาด, สะอาด temiz, temizlemek dọn sạch, sạch sẽ 打扫, 清洁的

clean

a. limpio-a, aseado-a;
v. limpiar, asear.

clean

adj limpio; — and sober limpio y sobrio, libre de drogas y alcohol; vt limpiar
References in classic literature ?
I'm so glad my French print is clean, it's just the thing and so becoming
They passed the place where Tom had slain the jaguar, but nothing was left but the bones; the ants, vultures and jungle animals having picked them clean in the night.
Here are your clean clothes,' she went on, stroking my coverlid with her brown hand as she talked.
The spring was at full tide, and the air was sweet and clean.
But I said it was so quiet and empty and clean now that I believed I would lie down again and sleep all I could; and not to wake me even for dinner--I would call when I woke.
The duds are a little mixed in style, but I reckon they're clean and whole, and a man might face a lady in 'em.
He was chiefly marked as a gentleman--if such, indeed, he made any claim to be--by the rather remarkable whiteness and nicety of his clean linen.
I perceived within half an hour that she was so glad--stout, simple, plain, clean, wholesome woman-- as to be positively on her guard against showing it too much.
The picture represents a Cape-Horner in a great hurricane; the half-foundered ship weltering there with its three dismantled masts alone visible; and an exasperated whale, purposing to spring clean over the craft, is in the enormous act of impaling himself upon the three mast-heads.
poor Tashtego --like the twin reciprocating bucket in a veritable well, dropped head-foremost down into this great Tun of Heidelburgh, and with a horrible oily gurgling, went clean out of sight
Six or eight men leaped their horses clean over, close upon the dogs.
Early as it was, on the windy March morning, the room in which he lay abed was already scrubbed throughout; and between the cups and saucers arranged for breakfast, and the lumbering deal table, a very clean white cloth was spread.