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[n] a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
[adv] (slang) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"
[adv] in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"
[adj] free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"
[adj] free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"
[adj] not carrying concealed weapons
[adj] (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting recor"; "a clean driver's license"
[adj] free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"
[adj] (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"
[adj] not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"
[adj] (religion) ritually clean or pure
[adj] thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"
[adj] marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"
[adj] of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"
[adj] (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"
[adj] morally pure; "led a clean life"
[adj] without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"
[adj] free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"
[adj] (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"
[adj] free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"
[adj] free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"
[v] clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"
[v] remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits, as of chickens or fruit; "Clean the turkey"
[v] remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"
[v] remove unwanted substances from, as in chemistry
[v] remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"
[v] make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"
[v] clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"
[v] remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"
[v] deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"
[v] be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"

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