- the fourth position in the batting order: Our best home-run hitter is batting cleanup.
- the player who bats in this position.
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Origin of cleanup
Example sentences from the Web for cleanup
It's so big that after every period, BP pays for the clean-up.Melissa Rivers: Life After Joan—A Funny, Moving Celebration on a Special 'Fashion Police'|Tim Teeman|September 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On April 20, Ford told mayoral staffers that, ooops, he had lost his phone at a clean-up Toronto community event.
Mike told the clean-up workers to keep going and worry about looking for it later.Sandy’s Rockaway Victims Pause to Vote, Press On With Recovery Efforts|Michael Daly|November 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The premier has assessed the clean-up and rebuilding task to be of “post-war proportions”.
The lights came up at 1:30 a.m., as the clean-up crew cleared away glasses and other party detritus.
He had had a trying day of it one way and another and he was longing for a refreshing bath and a clean-up.The Spoilers of the Valley|Robert Watson
But the clean-up slogan was not able alone to conquer the specter of disease.Heroes of To-Day|Mary R. Parkman
When clean-up time was past and the babies asleep, the older ones had a worship service with songs and stories.Across the Fruited Plain|Florence Crannell Means
"All these clean-up campaigns are really for the prevention of illness as much as the making of cleanliness," said Mrs. Morton.Ethel Morton and the Christmas Ship|Mabell S. C. Smith
Why, with your looks—a clean-up in the movies—you don't have to be an actress, you know.Find the Woman|Arthur Somers Roche
British Dictionary definitions for cleanup
- the process of cleaning up or eliminating something
- (as modifier)a cleanup campaign
Idioms and Phrases with cleanup
Also, clean out. Make clean or orderly, as in She cleaned up the cellar after the flood, or Dad said he cleaned out the garage. [First half of 1800s]
Also, wash up. Wash or tidy oneself, as in Do I have time to clean up before dinner?
Settle or dispose of, as in He cleaned up all the bills that had arrived during his vacation.
Bring to a certain standard of order or morality, as in This script won't do; we'll have to clean up the language. Applied to personal behavior, it also is put as clean up one's act, as in He'll have to clean up his act and obey the rules. [c. 1900]
Succeed, especially financially, as in We had fantastic luck at the races and really cleaned up. [Slang; first half of 1800s]
Also, clean up on. Defeat or vanquish, kill, as in We're cleaning up all the other teams, or With enough ammunition we could clean up on this pocket of snipers. [Slang; mid-1800s]