"cleans" in the noun sense
1. clean and jerk, clean
a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
"cleans" in the verb sense
1. clean, make clean
make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
"Clean the stove!"
"The dentist cleaned my teeth"
2. clean, pick
remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits
"Clean the turkey"
3. houseclean, clean house, clean
clean and tidy up the house
"She housecleans every week"
4. cleanse, clean
clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
"clean up before you see your grandparents"
"clean your fingernails before dinner"
"This stove cleans easily"
deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.
"The other players cleaned him completely"
7. clean, strip
remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely
"The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"
"The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
remove while making clean
"Clean the spots off the rug"
9. scavenge, clean
remove unwanted substances from
remove shells or husks from
"clean grain before milling it"
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