clean out (1)
Meaning: to clean the inside of something
- clean out sth The nurse carefully cleaned out the cut on my foot before the doctor stitched it up.
- clean sth out One of the pipes in the kitchen is blocked so we need to get a plumber in to clean it out.
- clean sth out of sth A couple of times a year I get on the roof and clean the dead leaves out of the gutters.
One of his jobs at the zoo was cleaning out