Complete Definition of "clean"

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English

Pronunciation
enPR|klēn, IPA|/kliːn/, SAMPA|/kli:n/
audio|en-us-clean.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːn|-iːn

Etymology
OE. clæne|clǣne, from Germanic. Cognate with German klein ‘small’.

Adjective
en-adj|er

  1. Not dirty.

#: Are these dishes clean?

  1. In a condition of having been cleaned.

#: Your room is finally clean!

  1. In an unmarked condition.

#: Put a clean sheet of paper into the printer.

  1. Pure, especially morally or religiously.

#: Our kids can watch this movie because it is clean.

  1. Drug- and alcohol-free.

#: I've been clean this time for eight months.

  1. Smooth, exact, and performed well.

#: I’ll need a sharper knife to make clean cuts.

  1. colloquial Cool or neat.

#: Damn, Shorty, those are some clean shoes ya got there!

  1. context|Of a criminal record or driver’s license Without restrictions or penalties.

#: Unlike you, I’ve never been caused any accidents — my record is still clean!

  1. context|aerodynamics Allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces, without protrusions such as racks or landing gear.
  2. context|health Being free of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

#: I want to make sure my fiancé is clean before we are married.

  1. Not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs.

#: I’m clean officer. You can go ahead and search me if you want.

Antonyms
dirty
unclean

Derived terms
rel-top3|Derived terms
clean sheet
clean sweep
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cleanliness
cleanly
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come clean
unclean
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Translations
trans-top|not dirty
Chinese:

Czech: čistý m
Finnish: puhdas
German: sauber, rein
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Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|پاک|trpak|scKUchar, t|ku|خاوێن|trxawên|scKUchar
Russian: чистый|чи́стый (čistyj) m
Slovene: čist m, čista f, čisto n
Swedish: ren
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trans-top|in a condition of having been cleaned
Chinese:

Finnish: puhdas, siisti (tidy)
German: gesäubert, gereinigt
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Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|پاک|trpak|scKUchar, t|ku|خاوێن|trxawên|scKUchar
Russian: чистый|чи́стый (čistyj) m
Slovene: čist m, čista f, čisto n
Swedish: rengjort
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trans-top|in an unmarked condition
Chinese:

Finnish: puhdas, tyhjä
trans-mid
Russian: чистый|чи́стый (čistyj) m
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trans-top|pure, especially morally or religiously
Chinese:

Finnish: puhdas, viaton
German: rein
trans-mid
Russian: чистый|чи́стый (čistyj) m
Swedish: ren
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trans-top|smooth, exact, and performed well
Chinese:

Finnish: puhdas
German: sauber
trans-mid
Russian: чистый|чи́стый (čistyj) m, ровный (róvnyj)
Slovene: čist m, čista f, čisto n
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trans-top|slang: cool or neat
Chinese:
Finnish: siisti
German: sauber
trans-mid
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trans-top|without restrictions or penalties
Chinese:

Finnish: puhdas
trans-mid
Russian: чистый|чи́стый (čistyj) m
Slovene: čist m, čista f, čisto n
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trans-top|allowing an uninterrupted flow over surfaces
Finnish: sileä
trans-mid
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trans-top|not having sexually transmitted diseases
Finnish: puhdas
trans-mid
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trans-top|not in possession of weapons or contraband such as drugs
Russian: чистый|чи́стый (čistyj) m
trans-mid
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ttbc|Albanian: pastër
ttbc|Breton: naet, prop, kempenn
ttbc|Catalan: net, pur
ttbc|Croatian: čist
ttbc|Dutch: schoon
ttbc|Esperanto: pura
ttbc|French: propre
ttbc|Hebrew: נקי (naqy) m, נקייה (neqi'a) f
ttbc|Hungarian: tiszta
ttbc|Ido: neta
ttbc|Indonesian: bersih
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ttbc|Irish: glan
ttbc|Italian: pulito m, limpido m
ttbc|Japanese: きれい (kirei)
ttbc|Korean: 맑다 (makda), 깨끗하다 (kkaekkeut-hada)
ttbc|Polish: czysty m, czysta f, czyste n
ttbc|Romanian: curat
ttbc|Spanish: limpio
ttbc|Telugu: శుభ్రం (Subhram)
ttbc|Yiddish: ריין (rein)
ttbc|Welsh: glân
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Noun
en-noun

  1. weightlifting The first part of the event clean and jerk in which the weight is brought from the ground to the shoulders.

Translations
trans-top|first part of "clean and jerk" weightlifting
Finnish: veto
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Verb
en-verb

  1. transitive remove|Remove dirt from a place or object.

#: Can you clean the windows today?

  1. transitive tidy|Tidy up, make a place neat.

#: Clean your room right now!

  1. context|transitive|climbing Remove equipment from a climbing route after it was previously lead climbed.
  2. intransitive Make things clean in general.

#: She just likes to clean. That’s why I married her.

  1. context|intransitive|curling brush|Brush the ice lightly in front of a moving rock to remove any debris and ensure a correct line; less vigorous than a sweep.

Derived terms
rel-top|Derived terms
clean one's clock|clean one’s clock
clean out
clean up
cleaner
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Translations
trans-top|(transitive) to remove dirt from a place or object
Chinese:

Czech: čistit, vyčistit
Finnish: puhdistaa, siivota, siistiä, putsata
trans-mid
Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|پاک کردن|trpak kirdin|scKUchar
Russian: чистить (čístit') impf
Slovene: čistiti
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trans-top|(transitive) to tidy up
Chinese:

Finnish: siivota
trans-mid
Slovene: čistiti
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trans-top|(transitive) to remove equipment from climbing route
trans-mid
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trans-top|(intransitive) to make things clean
Finnish: puhdistaa, siivota
trans-mid
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trans-top|(intransitive) to brush lightly in front of a curling rock
Finnish: harjata (kevyt|kevyesti)
trans-mid
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ttbc|Breton: naetaat, kempenn
ttbc|Dutch: schoonmaken, kuisen, reinigen
ttbc|French: nettoyer
ttbc|German: reinigen, putzen
ttbc|Hebrew: :he:לנקות|לנקות /lenaqot/
ttbc|Indonesian: bersih|membersihkan
ttbc|Italian: pulire
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ttbc|Japanese: きれいにする (kirei ni suru)
ttbc|Korean: 씻다 (ssisda, ssitda)
ttbc|Polish: czyścić
ttbc|Scottish Gaelic: glan
ttbc|Swedish: tvätta, städa
ttbc|Welsh: glanhau
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Adverb
en-adv|er

  1. fully|Fully and completely.

#: He was stabbed clean through.

Translations
trans-top|fully and completely
Finnish: täysin
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Category:Climbing

Category:English transitive verbs
Category:1000 English basic words

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de:clean
es:clean
fr:clean
ko:clean
hy:clean
io:clean
id:clean
it:clean
kk:clean
ky:clean
ku:clean
hu:clean
ja:clean
pl:clean
ru:clean
simple:clean
fi:clean
sv:clean
ta:clean
te:clean
vi:clean
tr:clean
uk:clean
zh:clean

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