Definitions for clean

Definitions for (noun) clean

Main entry: clean, clean and jerk

Definition: a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

Definitions for (verb) clean

Main entry: clean, cleanse

Definition: clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing

Usage: clean up before you see your grandparents; clean your fingernails before dinner

Main entry: pick, clean

Definition: remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits

Usage: Clean the turkey

Main entry: clean

Definition: remove shells or husks from

Usage: clean grain before milling it

Main entry: clean, scavenge

Definition: remove unwanted substances from

Main entry: clean

Definition: remove while making clean

Usage: Clean the spots off the rug

Main entry: clean, make clean

Definition: make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from

Usage: Clean the stove!; The dentist cleaned my teeth

Main entry: houseclean, clean, clean house

Definition: clean and tidy up the house

Usage: She housecleans every week

Main entry: clean, strip

Definition: remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely

Usage: The boys cleaned the sandwich platters; The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm

Main entry: clean

Definition: deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.

Usage: The other players cleaned him completely

Main entry: clean

Definition: be cleanable

Usage: This stove cleans easily

Definitions for (adj) clean

Main entry: clean

Definition: free of drugs

Usage: after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years

Main entry: clean, neat

Definition: free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed

Usage: he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek; a clean throw; the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife

Main entry: clean

Definition: not carrying concealed weapons

Main entry: clean

Definition: free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits

Usage: children with clean shining faces; clean white shirts; clean dishes; a spotlessly clean house; cats are clean animals

Main entry: unobjectionable, clean

Definition: (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers

Usage: good clean fun; a clean joke

Main entry: clean, uncontaminating

Definition: not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination

Usage: a clean fuel; cleaner and more efficient engines; the tactical bomb is reasonably clean

Main entry: clean

Definition: ritually clean or pure

Main entry: clean

Definition: thorough and without qualification

Usage: a clean getaway; a clean sweep; a clean break

Main entry: clean

Definition: without difficulties or problems

Usage: a clean test flight

Main entry: sporting, sportsmanlike, sporty, clean

Definition: exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play

Usage: a clean fight; a sporting solution of the disagreement; sportsmanlike conduct

Main entry: white, clean, blank

Definition: (of a surface) not written or printed on

Usage: blank pages; fill in the blank spaces; a clean page; wide white margins

Main entry: fair, clean

Definition: (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections

Usage: fair copy; a clean manuscript

Main entry: clean, clean-living

Definition: morally pure

Usage: led a clean life

Main entry: clean

Definition: (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense

Usage: a clean voting record; a clean driver's license

Main entry: clean, fresh

Definition: free from impurities

Usage: clean water; fresh air

Main entry: unclouded, clean, clear, light

Definition: (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims

Usage: 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

Main entry: clean, clear

Definition: free of restrictions or qualifications

Usage: a clean bill of health; a clear winner

Main entry: clean, uninfected

Definition: free from sepsis or infection

Usage: a clean (or uninfected) wound

Definitions for (adv) clean

Main entry: plum, plumb, clean

Definition: completely; used as intensifiers

Usage: clean forgot the appointment; I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out

Main entry: clean, fair, fairly

Definition: in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating

Usage: they played fairly

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