[ kleen-out ]

  1. an act of cleaning out.

  2. an opening or passage giving access to a place that requires occasional cleaning, as a soil pipe.

Origin of cleanout

1885–90, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase clean out

Words Nearby cleanout Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cleanout in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for clean out

clean out

verb(tr, adverb)
  1. (foll by of or from) to remove (something) (from or away from)

  2. slang to leave (someone) with no money: gambling had cleaned him out

  1. informal to exhaust (stocks, goods, etc) completely

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Other Idioms and Phrases with cleanout


See clean up, def. 1.

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