1. [syn: clean out, clear out]
2. force out;
- Example: "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"
3. deprive completely of money or goods;
- Example: "The robbers cleaned us out in a couple of hours"
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: empty completely; "We cleaned out all the drawers" [syn:
clean out, clear out]
2: force out; "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"
3: deprive completely of money or goods; "The robbers cleaned us
out in a couple of hours"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
49 Moby Thesaurus words for "clean out":
bleach, blow, blow out, bowdlerize, clean, clean up, cleanse,
clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear the decks, defecate,
delouse, deplete, depurate, deterge, drain, dry-clean, dust,
dust off, eliminate, empty, empty out, evacuate, exhaust,
expurgate, freshen, lustrate, purge, purify, reform, remove,
scavenge, scour out, spruce, steam-clean, sweep out, sweeten, tidy,
unclog, unfoul, vent, void, whiten, wipe, wipe off, wipe out,