- the fourth position in the batting order: Our best home-run hitter is batting cleanup.
- the player who bats in this position.
Origin of cleanup
Words nearby cleanup
How to use cleanup in a sentence
Since you dine on the results, you can say you’ll sign on for some cleanup, but not all.Carolyn Hax: How to improve on ‘I cook, you clean’ without stirring the pot|Carolyn Hax|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Buccaneers Coach Bruce Arians told the Tampa Bay Times that the procedure will entail “a cleanup” of Brady’s knee.Bucs’ Tom Brady will undergo surgical procedure for a ‘cleanup’ of his knee|Mark Maske|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
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.Potatoes aren’t the only vegetables you should be mashing|Aaron Hutcherson|January 20, 2021|Washington Post
The cleanup has cost $1 billion so far, and continues today.The Pipeline From Hell: There’s No Good Reason to Build Keystone XL|Jack Holmes|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis|Richard Ben Cramer|January 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We have a dedicated post-sex cleanup area on the bedside table,” the poster, using the name SaraCrewe, wrote.Penis Beakers and Constipated Dolls: What Mothers REALLY Want To Know|Tom Sykes|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus far, BP has paid $14 billion in cleanup costs and $11 billion in claims.Three Years After Gulf Oil Spill, Money Continues to Flow to Region|Filipa Ioannou|July 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.Flamsted quarries|Mary E. Waller
Made up my mind there was going to be a cleanup in Marsport, even if Wayne does win.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
But you got to stand some losses now and then if you're goin' to keep in line for an occasional big cleanup.Shorty McCabe on the Job|Sewell Ford
Whereupon, with Scotty watching, Dusty Rhoads had emerged, pushing his cleanup cart in front of him.The Scarlet Lake Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
A big cleanup followed and in bringing it about the work of Detective Billy Gard played a most important part.Uncle Sam Detective|William Atherton Du Puy
British Dictionary definitions for cleanup
- the process of cleaning up or eliminating something
- (as modifier)a cleanup campaign
Other 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]