[ spring-kleen ]
/ ˈsprɪŋˈklin /
verb (used with object)
to subject (a place) to a spring-cleaning.
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Origin of spring-clean
First recorded in 1890–95
Words nearby spring-clean
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Example sentences from the Web for spring-clean
One sweep of that great tongue was warranted to spring-clean a cub down all one side from throat to tail.Dusty Star|Olaf Baker
British Dictionary definitions for spring-clean
to clean (a house) thoroughly: traditionally at the end of the winter
an instance of spring-cleaning
Derived forms of spring-cleanspring-cleaning, noun
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