Quick answer
"Clean up" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "limpiar", and "clear out" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "vaciar y ordenar". Learn more about the difference between "clean up" and "clear out" below.
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to straighten up)
a. limpiar
You'd better clean up this mess before your father gets home.Tienes que limpiar este lío antes de que llegue tu papá.
2. (to purge)
a. limpiar
Ismael was elected on his promise to clean up city hall.Ismael fue elegido por su promesa de limpiar el ayuntamiento.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to tidy up)
a. limpiar
Cleaning up after a party is the worst job ever!Limpiar después de una fiesta es la peor de las tareas.
4. (to make a huge profit)
a. barrer con todo
Juan Manuel cleaned up in the contest. He took away $25 million dollars.Juan Manuel barrió con todo en el concurso. Se llevó $25 millones de dólares.
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clear out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to empty and clean)
a. vaciar y ordenar
I have to clear out my drawers.Tengo que vaciar y ordenar mis cajones.
b. limpiar
We need to clear out those filing cabinets.Tenemos que limpiar esos archivadores.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
2.
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(to leave a place quickly)
a. largarse
Maxi's landlord told him to clear out of the apartment by the end of the month.El casero de Maxi le dijo que se largara del departamento antes de fin de mes.
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
3. (imperative)
a. lárgate
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Clear out! I don't want to see you here again!¡Lárgate! ¡No quiero volver a verte por aquí!
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