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Origin of cleanout
Words nearby cleanout
Example sentences from the Web for cleanout
Traps should be provided with cleanout screw openings, caps, etc., to facilitate cleaning.
Pockets should be only deep enough to permit installing a cast-iron cleanout frame and door just below the smoke pipe entrance.
The ash pit should be of perfectly tight masonry and provided with a tightly fitting cleanout door.
British Dictionary definitions for cleanout
verb (tr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with cleanout
See clean up, def. 1.
Empty something of its contents, leave bare. For example, The crows cleaned out the whole field of corn, or At the shop's first sale the customers cleaned out the entire stock of shoes. [Mid-1800s]
Deprive of money or other material resources. This usage originated in gambling, where it signified losing one's last stake. Charles Dickens had it in Oliver Twist (1838): “He has cleaned me out, but I can go and earn some more.” [Early 1800s]
Drive out by force, as in The new CEO tried to get away with cleaning out all employees over the age of 60. [Mid-1800s]