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1. A thorough cleaning or ordering.
2. Informal The final, often routine tasks that complete a project.
3. Slang A very large profit; a killing.
4. Baseball The fourth position on a team's batting order, usually reserved for a strong hitter who can drive in extra runs.

clean′up′ adj.
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1. the act or process of cleaning up.
2. (of a baseball batter) occupying the fourth position in the batting order.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cleanup - a very large profit
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
net income, net profit, profit, profits, earnings, lucre, net - the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
2.cleanup - (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
position - (in team sports) the role assigned to an individual player; "what position does he play?"
batting order, lineup, card - (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat; "the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"
3.cleanup - the act of making something cleancleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
improvement - the act of improving something; "their improvements increased the value of the property"
disinfestation - the activity of getting rid of vermin
spring-cleaning - the activity of cleaning a house thoroughly at the end of winter
scrubbing, scouring, scrub - the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
dry cleaning - the act of cleaning (fabrics) with a solvent other than water
sweeping - the act of cleaning with a broom
purging, purge - an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
purification - the act of cleaning by getting rid of impurities
sterilisation, sterilization - the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
sanitisation, sanitization, sanitation - making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
depilation, epilation - the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
washup, bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
housecleaning - the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house; "efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time"
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give yourself a good cleanup before you come down to dinnerwasch dich erst einmal, bevor du zum Essen kommst; to give something a cleanupetw sauber machen; cleanup operation/costsSäuberungsaktion f/-kosten pl
(by police) → Säuberung f
(sl: = profit) → Schnitt m (inf)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈkliːnˌʌp] n (of house) → pulita, ripulita
this room could do with a good cleanup → questa stanza avrebbe bisogno di una bella ripulita
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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Browner's letter strongly opposes any changes to regulations governing cleanups at federal facilities.
2500 include provisions which would: revise the current law's liability standards; amend cleanup standards; establish community groups to assure adequate citizen representation in hazardous waste site cleanup; delegate significant new authority to states to administer the Superfund program; authorize "voluntary" cleanups as an alternative to involvement in Superfund; and, address liability concern to prompt cleanup and reuse of "brownfields."
The bad news is that that number is less than 10 percent of the estimated cleanups needed.
During these cleanups, they have collected more than 45,000kg of trash.
BFAR will lead a series of monthly coastal cleanups in Regions 3 and 4-A to better advocate care of water and other coastal resources, the agency's information officer Mary Joyce Kipte said.
Volunteers are expected to gather at more than 100 project sites, including 46 beach cleanups.
Approximately 30 cleanups are now under construction or have been completed.
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The cleanups begin on April 12 in Ward 1, where volunteers will be asked to gather at the South Street School.
Once sites cleanups have been completed, they are placed in "remedial action operations" or "long term management," to ensure the cleanup efforts have succeeded.
"Since 1998, the state of Iowa has cleaned up more than 10 million scrap tires from more than 100 illegal sites, with GreenMan participating in a majority of these scrap tire cleanups over the past several years," says Jeff Geerts, program planner for the Iowa DNR.