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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.



1. the act or process of cleaning up.
2. (of a baseball batter) occupying the fourth position in the batting order.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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"


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)


[ˈkliːnˌʌp] n (of house) → pulita, ripulita
this room could do with a good cleanup → questa stanza avrebbe bisogno di una bella ripulita
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