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1. The cleaning and tidying of a house and its contents.
2. Informal Removal of unwanted personnel, methods, or policies in an effort at reform or improvement.
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|Verb||1.||houseclean - 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"
spring-clean - thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year; "she started spring-cleaning on April 1"