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[ kleen-uhp ]


  1. the act or process of cleaning up.
  2. Slang. a very large profit:

    The company made a real cleanup on their new invention.

  3. Baseball.
    1. the fourth position in the batting order:

      Our best home-run hitter is batting cleanup.

    2. the player who bats in this position.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cleanup1

1865–70, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase clean up

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Example Sentences

Since you dine on the results, you can say you’ll sign on for some cleanup, but not all.

Buccaneers Coach Bruce Arians told the Tampa Bay Times that the procedure will entail “a cleanup” of Brady’s knee.

The initiative encourages ­volunteerism like native-tree planting and beach cleanup by offering free nights at partner hotels.

The foot-high cylinder weighs 15 pounds—not the lightest out there—but the easy cleanup is hard to beat.

I often opt for a potato masher because I like rustic texture and it cuts down on cleanup.

The cleanup has cost $1 billion so far, and continues today.

Unlike game day, there are no accidents or “puppy fouls” on the field today and cleanup time is minimal.

Lottie finally came to the door, and McCauley saw the cleanup in progress.

“We have a dedicated post-sex cleanup area on the bedside table,” the poster, using the name SaraCrewe, wrote.

Thus far, BP has paid $14 billion in cleanup costs and $11 billion in claims.

So, come on, and we'll get Hannah to give us some lard and then we'll go down to the boat house where it is cool and cleanup.

Made up my mind there was going to be a cleanup in Marsport, even if Wayne does win.

But you got to stand some losses now and then if you're goin' to keep in line for an occasional big cleanup.

Whereupon, with Scotty watching, Dusty Rhoads had emerged, pushing his cleanup cart in front of him.

A big cleanup followed and in bringing it about the work of Detective Billy Gard played a most important part.





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