- the fourth position in the batting order: Our best home-run hitter is batting cleanup.
- the player who bats in this position.
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Example sentences from the Web for cleanup
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
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
We pollute, but our feeble efforts at cleanup have been largely unsuccessful.Beware at the Beach, the Jellyfish Rule the Seas and It’s Our Fault|Lisa-ann Gershwin|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.You Too Can Be A Millionaire|Noel Miller Loomis
I believe that I will go out tomorrow and go to town and phone Father that he had better make a cleanup here at the camp.The Ranger Boys Outwit the Timber Thieves|Claude A. Labelle
These were merely a set-off, I presume, to the chunks of gold he showed us (the size of a fist), each being a week's "cleanup."Overland Tales|Josephine Clifford
His cleanup finished, Frosty sat down with his tail curled behind him and stared at the youth with unreadable feline eyes.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for cleanup
- the process of cleaning up or eliminating something
- (as modifier)a cleanup campaign
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]