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Phrasal Verbs

clean out (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb clean out (1)

Meaning

to clean the inside of something

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

One of his jobs at the zoo was cleaning out

a. the elephants' trunks

b. the monkeys' cages

c. the visitors' pockets

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