What is the meaning of
clean out s.t.
clean s.t. out
clean the inside of something by removing the unnecessary things that are inside
- Now that the weather is warm, we want to clean out the garage this weekend. There are several things in there that we don’t need any more. We want to get rid of them.
- I need to clean my car out. We took a road trip on the weekend and now my car is full of junk.
- There is something growing in the back of our refrigerator. We need to clean it out after work tonight.
clean out s.o.
clean s.o. out
use or take all of someone’s money
- She cleaned him out in their divorce. He will have to work until he is 80 years old!
- The stock market crash cleaned out all his savings.
|present participle:||CLEANING OUT|
|past participle:||CLEANED OUT|
Note: Many phrasal verbs have more than one meaning.