the act or process of cleaning up.
Slang. a very large profit: The company made a real cleanup on their new invention.
  1. the fourth position in the batting order: Our best home-run hitter is batting cleanup.
  2. the player who bats in this position.

Origin of cleanup

1865–70, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase clean up Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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  • Mrs. Cloam will take care of you, and find all that is needful for a warrior's cleanup.


    R. D. Blackmore

  • You were responsible for the food, how to ration it as well as preparation and cleanup.

  • We'll go to fifty thousand dollars or so on a cleanup job, and you use that.

  • A forty thousand cleanup, Jack, just for a bit of judicious nerve!

    An Oregon Girl

    Alfred Ernest Rice

  • We could have made a cleanup and gone into Central with a record that would make their eyes pop out.