- A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead.
- synonyms: clean and jerk
- Make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from.
- usage: "Clean the stove"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
- synonyms: make clean
- Remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits.
- usage: "Clean the turkey"
- synonyms: pick
- Clean and tidy up the house.
- usage: "She housecleans every week"
- Clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing.
- usage: "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
- synonyms: cleanse
- Be cleanable.
- usage: "This stove cleans easily"
- Deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc..
- usage: "The other players cleaned him completely"
- Remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely.
- usage: "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
- synonyms: strip
- Remove while making clean.
- usage: "Clean the spots off the rug"
- Remove unwanted substances from.
- synonyms: scavenge
- Remove shells or husks from.
- usage: "clean grain before milling it"
- Free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits.
- usage: "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
- Free of restrictions or qualifications.
- usage: "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
- synonyms: clear
- Of sound or color. ( free from anything that dulls or dims)
- usage: "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
- Free from impurities.
- usage: "clean water"; "fresh air"
- synonyms: fresh
- Of a record. ( having no marks of discredit or offense)
- usage: "a clean voting record"; "a clean driver's license"
- Ritually clean or pure.
- Not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination.
- usage: "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
- synonyms: uncontaminating
- Of behavior or especially language. ( free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers)
- usage: "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
- synonyms: unobjectionable
- Free from sepsis or infection.
- usage: "a clean (or uninfected) wound"
- synonyms: uninfected
- Morally pure.
- usage: "led a clean life"
- synonyms: clean-living
- Of a manuscript. ( having few alterations or corrections)
- usage: "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
- synonyms: fair
- Of a surface. ( not written or printed on)
- usage: "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
- Exhibiting or calling for sportsmanship or fair play.
- usage: "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
- Without difficulties or problems.
- usage: "a clean test flight"
- Thorough and without qualification.
- usage: "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
- Not carrying concealed weapons.
- Free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed.
- usage: "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
- synonyms: neat
- Free of drugs.
- usage: "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
WordNet 3.0 © 2006 by Princeton University
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