clean up

clean up(
klin
 
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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.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to tidy up)
a. limpiar
Don't forget to clean up the sink after shaving.No te olvides de limpiar el lavabo después de afeitarte.
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
4. (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.
5. (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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clean up
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. (general)
a. limpiar
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (tidy up)
a. ordenar
3. (wash oneself)
a. lavarse
4. (colloquial)
a. arrasar, ganar un pastón (win money)
clean up
transitive verb
1 [+room, mess] limpiar; asear
to clean o.s. up lavarse; ponerse decente
2 [+city, television etc] limpiar; quitar lo indecente de; [+act, play] suprimir los pasajes indecentes de
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (tidy) limpiar
to clean up after a party limpiar después de una fiesta; to clean up after sb limpiar lo que ha dejado or ensuciado otro
2 (make profit) hacer mucho dinero;on con
he cleaned up on that deal hizo mucho dinero con ese negocio
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