clean out
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clean out(
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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 empty)
a. vaciar
I cleaned out the fridge and found salsa that expired three years ago.Vacié la nevera y encontré salsa que expiró hace tres años.
b. limpiar
There's no more room in the closet. - It's time to clean it out and throw some stuff away.No queda espacio en el armario. - Es hora de limpiarlo y botar algunas cosas.
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to leave without money)
a. dejar limpio
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The Christmas season cleaned me out. I can't go out to eat again until February.La temporada navideña me dejó limpio. No puedo salir a comer otra vez hasta febrero.
b. dejar sin blanca
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
His trip to Monte Carlo cleaned him out, and now he's begging us to lend him some money.Su viaje a Montecarlo lo dejó sin blanca, y ahora nos ruega que le prestemos dinero.
c. dejar pelado
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Be careful at night in that part of town. There are robbers waiting to clean you out.Ten cuidado por la noche en ese barrio. Hay ladrones esperando para dejarte pelado.
d. desplumar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
They cleaned him out and left him on the side of the highway.Lo desplumaron y lo dejaron al lado de la carretera.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to steal everything)
a. limpiar
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
While we were on vacation, robbers cleaned out our home.Mientras estábamos de vacaciones, los ladrones nos limpiaron la casa.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to buy everything)
a. vaciar
Before a snowstorm, the townspeople always clean out the grocery stores.Antes de una tormenta de nieve, la gente del pueblo siempre vacía los supermercados.
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clean 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. (cupboard, room)
a. limpiar de arriba abajo
2. (colloquial)
a. desplumar (rob)
3. (leave without money)
a. dejar
b. sin blanca or
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
c. sin un centavo
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
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clean out
transitive verb
1 [+room, cupboard] vaciar
to clean out a box limpiar (el interior de) una caja
2 (leave penniless) dejar limpioalimpia (informal);a limpia dejar peladoapelada (informal);a pelada (in robbery) limpiar (informal)
the burglars came back to clean me out again los ladrones volvieron para limpiarme (la casa) de nuevo; we were cleaned out nos dejaron sin blanca
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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