Phrasal Verbs With 'Clean'

Clean off phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Remove dirt or something dirty
    (Separable [optional] | American English)
    » Example: After dinner, I CLEANED OFF the table.

Clean out phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Tidy up thoroughly and throw away unwanted things.
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: I really must CLEAN the study OUT; there's stuff all over the floor and piles of paper everywhere.
  2. Meaning: Cause someone to spend all their money
    (Separable [obligatory] | International English)
    » Example: The holiday CLEANED me OUT- I'm broke till the end of the month.

Clean up phrasal verb

  1. Meaning: Tidy and clean
    (Separable [optional] | International English)
    » Example: CLEAN this bedroom UP; it's a disgrace.
  2. Meaning: Profit, sometimes suddenly
    (Intransitive | International English)
    » Example: At the horse races yesterday we really CLEANED UP.