cleanup vs clean up

cleanup clean up


  • 1) The act of cleaning or tidying something.
  • 2) Informal The final, often routine tasks that complete a project.
  • 3) Slang A very large profit; a killing.
  • 4) Baseball The fourth position on a team's batting order, usually reserved for a strong hitter who can drive in extra runs.
  • 5) A thorough cleaning or ordering.
  • 6) the act of making something clean
  • 7) (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
  • 8) baseball to bat fourth in the batting order


  • 1) intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
  • 2) intransitive, idiomatic To make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.
  • 3) transitive To make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.
  • 4) make oneself clean, presentable or neat
  • 5) make a big profit; often in a short period of time


  • 1) And after catching up on his neighbour's yard work, Pete found himself assigned to a long-postponed garage cleanup at home.
  • 2) At the end of the day, you can come back here for cleanup, or there's cold cream in your trailer.
  • 3) In addition, state Assemblywoman Julia Brownley and new state schools chief Tom Torlakson—both of whom voted against parent trigger last year—are drafting what they call "cleanup legislation" to amend the law.
  • 4) I am of the view that regardless of how the bank cleanup is executed (whether it be a massive recapitalization a la TARP on roids, or a Swedish style bank nationalization) that the end result will be the same: the taxpayer will be on the hook for a couple trillion dollars.
  • 5) Obama: Those affected by spill should be employed in cleanup
  • 6) CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Obama: Those affected by spill should be employed in cleanup « - Blogs from CNN. com
  • 7) That cleanup is going to take decades and your few dollars that you spent wasting your time, could have gone to help protect our southern coastline.
  • 8) A northwest Montana town where asbestos contamination has killed more than 200 people will get more than $130 million in cleanup and medical assistance from the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday.
  • 9) When it's time to change the litter, I just pull off the trash bag (inside out) and cleanup is done.
  • 10) ‘In August, the Wilderness Hiking Association launched a clean-up campaign to clean the Fish River Canyon.’
  • 11) ‘Their efforts will go beyond delivering pep-talks and will extend to involving people in developing waste-reduction and recycling activities and encouraging community clean-ups and environmental improvements.’
  • 12) ‘You are encouraged to help identify flotsam sources, get involved in local beach clean-ups and campaign for responsible disposal of waste by marine industries.’
  • 13) ‘Also included in the programme this summer are community projects, environmental clean-ups, education, training and careers advice.’
  • 14) ‘The clean-up of this environmental disaster will take a long time and Yorkshire Water have helped shorten this process with their offer.’
  • 15) ‘The Government announced the major clean-up campaign last year, partly in a bid to reduce the rising rates of patients who acquire infections from their stay in hospital.’
  • 16) ‘He said five years ago he promised to campaign for the clean-up of Killarney's lake shores and the removal of overgrowth which obstructs scenic views.’
  • 17) ‘The clean-up and environmental improvement have been listed as the top task of the city in the first 10 years of the century.’
  • 18) ‘Without such growth we will not be able to pay for environmental clean-ups, for education, for health improvements, for restorative justice, or for public transport.’
  • 19) ‘When neighbourhood clean-ups are organised, we should not be hiding behind the curtains.’
  • 20) ‘Co-ordinated oil pollution clean-up operations continued throughout yesterday and were set to continue today and in the days ahead.’
  • 21) ‘"Recently, we carried out a major litter clean-up in the park and this work is continuing.’
  • 22) ‘The aim of this competition is to encourage regular, voluntary clean-ups of the area.’
  • 23) ‘In the community, he hopes to initiate a major spring clean-up in his ward.’
  • 24) ‘Put on your shorts, tee and sneakers, and do a quick clean-up from the party.’
  • 25) ‘The river clean-up continues this week with the felling of trees along the bank.’
  • 26) ‘The taxpayer will have to foot the clean-up bill, which could top €30 million.’
  • 27) ‘The council will highlight the cost of clean-up bills to the taxpayer.’
  • 28) ‘Major sewerage and pollution clean-ups and restoration of natural habitats are thought to be behind the improvement.’
  • 29) ‘In addition to organizing clean-ups, they also invest in beautification projects.’
  • 30) ‘The clean-up rate for crimes stood at a mere 20.8%.’
  • 31) ‘Political considerations, apparently, have delayed a clean-up of the most serious twin crimes of any bureaucracy - inefficiency and corruption.’
  • 32) ‘The clean-up operation involved searching the buildings and targeting criminals operating from the buildings.’
  • 33) ‘During that time, the Yankees showed how much they miss their cleanup hitter.’
  • 34) ‘He is an excellent cleanup hitter who makes contact and delivers in the clutch.’
  • 35) ‘He's a dependable No 5 hitter who might develop into a cleanup hitter.’
  • 36) ‘When he did play - usually against left-handed starter - he often batted cleanup.’
  • 37) ‘Gonzalez would bat cleanup and play right field or be the designated hitter.’


  • 1) And after catching up on his neighbour's yard work, Pete found himself assigned to a long-postponed garage cleanup at home.
  • 2) At the end of the day, you can come back here for cleanup, or there's cold cream in your trailer.

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