[ kleen-uhp ]
/ ˈklinˌʌp /


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.

Nearby words

  1. cleanser,
  2. cleansing,
  3. cleansing tissue,
  4. cleanskin,
  5. cleanthes,
  6. clear,
  7. clear and present danger,
  8. clear as a bell,
  9. clear as crystal,
  10. clear as mud

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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