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clean /kliːn/ adjective (comparative cleaner, superlative cleanest)
clean verb

ساده ، بی قید و شرط ، تمیز کردن ، حرکت بدون نقص ، شکل مناسب اتومبیل از لحاظ مقاومت هوا دو ضرب (وزنه برداری) ، بدون قید و شرط ، خالص ، پاکیزه ، نظیف ، طاهر ، عفیف ، تمیزکردن ، پاک کردن ، درست کردن ، زدودن ، علوم مهندسی: مرتب کردن ، معماری: پاک ، بازرگانی: بی نقض ، بی نقص ، ورزش: شکل مناسب اتومبیل از لحاظ مقاومت هوا دو ضرب ، علوم هوایی: هواپیمای فاقد هرگونه بار خارجی
- pure, flawless, fresh, immaculate, impeccable, spotless, unblemished, unsullied
- hygienic, antiseptic, decontaminated, purified, sterile, sterilized, uncontaminated, unpolluted
- moral, chaste, decent, good, honourable, innocent, pure, respectable, upright, virtuous
- complete, conclusive, decisive, entire, final, perfect, thorough, total, unimpaired, whole
- cleanse, disinfect, launder, purge, purify, rinse, sanitize, scour, scrub, wash
Antonyms: dirty, unclean, soil
Contrasted words: dingy, grimy, grubby, messy, mussy, slovenly, filthy, foul, noisome, begrime, daub, dirty, sully, besmirch, defile, pollute
Related Idioms: clean as a whistle (or new penny), make spick-and-span
Related Words: bright, shining, sparkling, fresh, pure, untainted, wholesome, do, neaten, order, police, spruce, straighten (up), tidy, trim, brighten, freshen, furbish, recondition, renew, renovate
English Thesaurus: clean, wash, wipe, scrub, rinse, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. clean1 S2 W2 /kliːn/ adjective (comparative cleaner, superlative cleanest)
[Word Family: noun: cleaner, cleaning, cleanliness, clean, cleanser; verb: clean, cleanse; adverb: clean, cleanly; adjective: cleanunclean]
[Language: Old English; Origin: clæne]

1. NOT DIRTY without any dirt, marks etc Antonym : dirty:
Are your hands clean?
clean towels
Make sure you keep the wound clean.
Wipe that sink clean when you’re done.
As usual, she left her room clean and tidy before going to school.
a spotlessly clean kitchen
I want you to get those plates as clean as a whistle.

2. PEOPLE/ANIMALS having a clean appearance and habits:
Cats are naturally clean.

3. ENVIRONMENT containing or producing nothing that is dirty or harmful ⇒ cleanly
clean air/water/energy etc
the Clean Air Act
cleaner fuels

a) done in a fair or legal way Antonym : dirty:
a clean fight
b) showing that you have followed the rules:
a clean driving licence
He’s got a clean record.
c) [not before noun] informal not hiding any weapons or illegal drugs:
They searched him, but he was clean.
d) [not before noun] no longer taking illegal drugs:
Dave’s been clean for two years now.

5. NOT OFFENSIVE talk, jokes, behaviour etc that are clean are not offensive or about sex Antonym : dirty:
Oh, don’t get mad – it’s just good clean fun!
Keep it clean (=do not offend people with what you say).
clean living (=a way of life which is healthy and moral)

6. come clean informal to finally tell the truth about something you have been hiding
come clean about
The government should come clean about its plans.

7. make a clean breast of it to admit that you have done something wrong so that you no longer feel guilty

8. a clean break
a complete and sudden separation from a person, organization, or situation:
Den left the next day, needing to make a clean break.

9. clean sheet/slate a record of someone’s work, behaviour, performance etc that shows they have not done anything wrong or made any mistakes:
Jed looked forward to starting life again with a clean sheet.
Lewis has kept a clean sheet in every game (=not let the other team score).

10. clean hands if a person, government, organization etc has clean hands, they have done something in a fair or legal way:
Neither side is coming to the negotiating table with completely clean hands.

11. PAPER a piece of paper that is clean has not yet been used Synonym : fresh

12. SMOOTH having a smooth or regular edge or surface ⇒ cleanly:
a clean cut
Use a clean simple typeface for signs.

13. a clean bill of health a report that says you are healthy or that a machine or building is safe:
Inspectors gave the factory a clean bill of health.

14. a clean sweep
a) a very impressive victory in a competition, election etc
a clean sweep for
All the polls had pointed to a clean sweep for the Democrats.
Hopes that the French would make a clean sweep at the Games were dashed.
b) a complete change in a company or organization, often by removing people

15. TASTE having a fresh pleasant taste:
Add a little lemon juice to give the pasta a cool clean taste.

16. clean copy a piece of writing without mistakes or other marks written on it

17. MOVEMENT a clean movement in sport is skilful and exact:
He steadied his arm, hoping for a clean shot.
—cleanness noun [uncountable]
clean-cut, ⇒ keep your nose clean at nose1(9)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. clean2 S1 W3 verb
[Word Family: noun: cleaner, cleaning, cleanliness, clean, cleanser; verb: clean, cleanse; adverb: clean, cleanly; adjective: cleanunclean]

1. [intransitive and transitive] to remove dirt from something by rubbing or washing ⇒ cleanse:
Your shoes need cleaning.
Is it easy to clean?
clean something down/off
We clean the machines down at the end of each day.
clean something off/from something
He used a tissue to clean his fingerprints off the gun.dry-clean, ⇒ spring-clean at spring-cleaning

2. [intransitive and transitive] to clean a building or other people’s houses as your job:
Anne comes in to clean twice a week.

3. clean your teeth British English to make your teeth clean using a toothbrush and toothpaste Synonym : brush your teeth American English

4. [transitive] to remove the inside parts of an animal or bird before cooking it:
Harry caught the fish and cleaned them himself.

5. clean your plate to eat all your food

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. clean3 adverb
[Word Family: noun: cleaner, cleaning, cleanliness, clean, cleanser; verb: clean, cleanse; adverb: clean, cleanly; adjective: cleanunclean]
used to emphasize the fact that an action or movement is complete and thorough
clean away/through/out
The thieves got clean away with $300,000 worth of equipment.
The car hit her with such force that she was lifted clean off the ground.
Sorry, I clean forgot (=completely forgot) your birthday.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

IV. clean4 noun [singular] British English
[Word Family: noun: cleaner, cleaning, cleanliness, clean, cleanser; verb: clean, cleanse; adverb: clean, cleanly; adjective: cleanunclean]
a process in which you clean something:
The car needs a good clean.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

VERBS be, look, seem, smell The room smelled clean and fresh.
stay The bathroom doesn't stay clean for long.
brush sth, get sth, scrape sth, scrub sth, wipe sth scrubbing the floor to get it clean She wiped all the surfaces clean.
leave sth Please leave the kitchen clean.
keep sth You're supposed to keep your room clean.
ADV. extremely, very | spotlessly The whole house was spotlessly clean.
almost, nearly It's almost clean. I've just got to wipe the table.
fairly, pretty, quite
PHRASES clean and tidy Is your room clean and tidy now?
lovely and clean The water was lovely and clean.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

ADV. effectively, well This product cleans baths very effectively.
properly, thoroughly I clean the house thoroughly once a week.
carefully, gently He gently cleaned the wound and dressed it.
out, up I cleaned out all the cupboards.
PREP. off I cleaned the mud off the kitchen floor.
with Clean the glass with a soft cloth.
PHRASES need cleaning Your shoes need cleaning!

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


clean clothes
He had a shower and changed into clean clothes.
a clean shirt/sheet/towel etc
Where are all my clean socks?
clean hands
Make sure you have clean hands before you eat.
keep something clean
You should always keep your kitchen clean.
wipe something clean (=use a cloth to clean a surface)
He started to wipe the blackboard clean.
sweep/scrub something clean (=use a brush to clean something)
She quickly swept the floor clean.
leave something clean
Please leave the apartment clean when you go.
spotlessly/scrupulously clean (=very clean)
Hospitals must be kept scrupulously clean.
squeaky clean (=completely clean)
I like my hair to be squeaky clean.
nice and clean (=clean)
Their job is to keep the streets nice and clean.
clean and tidy especially BrE:
I insist my children keep their rooms clean and tidy.
neat and clean especially AmE:
Her kids were always neat and clean.
clean as a whistle (=very clean)
The place was clean as a whistle.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: The local residents would like to clean the neighbourhood.
GOOD: The local residents would like to clean up the neighbourhood.

Usage Note:
clean up = (1) clean a place, especially by taking away all the things which make it look dirty, untidy or unattractive: 'You can play in your bedroom as long as you promise to clean it up afterwards.' (2) make an area or organization a better place for people to live or work in, especially by removing criminals, corrupt officials, etc: 'It's time someone cleaned up this city; we have one of the highest crime rates in the country.'

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

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