clean out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v clean out empty completely "We cleaned out all the drawers"
    • v clean out deprive completely of money or goods "The robbers cleaned us out in a couple of hours"
    • v clean out force out "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"
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  • Charles Bukowski
    Charles Bukowski
    “Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and 8 times out of 9 I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.”
  • H. Ross Perot
    “If someone is blessed as I am is not willing to clean out the barn, who will?”
  • Jimmy Connors
    Jimmy Connors
    “New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up.”


In literature:

That red fiend spoiled the breakfast and cleaned out the camp.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
To make sure that the pan is quite clean, rub a little fat over it, then make it warm, and wipe it out with a clean cloth.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Put a little butter in your frying-pan, which must be very clean or the omelet will not turn out.
"The Lady's Own Cookery Book, and New Dinner-Table Directory;" by Charlotte Campbell Bury
His meal completed, Sime sauntered out into the wide, clean streets of North Tarog.
"The Martian Cabal" by Roman Frederick Starzl
Officer Burke, keep up your good work, and clean out the district if you can.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
Pour out water and you will find the pan has practically cleaned itself.
"Boy Scouts Handbook" by Boy Scouts of America
Well, what if he chose to sweep down upon the camp, and clean the place out.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
In owls skin on down the tarsus to as near foot, or toes, as possible and clean out tarsus muscles.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
Pipe B is removable, which is convenient in cleaning out the tank.
"The Automobile Storage Battery" by O. A. Witte
He turned away, and set to work to put the room in order and get out Vane's clothes and clean linen for the day.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith

In poetry:

Take your risk of life and death
Underneath the open sky.
Live clean or go out quick -
Lads, you're wanted. Come and die.
"Recruiting" by Ewart Alan Mackintosh
I'll leave the out door swinging,
(As it might swing for you)
And on the clean swept door-sill
Wild roses I shall strew--
"Last Things" by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
The drops still hang on leaf and thorn,
The downs stand up more green;
The sun comes out again in power
And the sky is washed and clean.
"The Storm" by Edward Shanks
I'll git that new bar of Fels Napthy
And doll myself sweet an' clean,
And come out all purty an' happy—
Like somebody's sweet Volunteen.
"The Midwinter Bath" by Bruce Kiskaddon
The Cornstalks cleaned the well within
A day or two, or thereabout—
And then they worked an awful sin—
A scheme to make the job last out.
"The Squatter, Three Cornstalks, and the Well" by Henry Lawson
The newly-harrowed vast expanses
So evenly are spread about,
As though the valley had been spring-cleaned
Or else the mountains flattened out.
"Ploughing Time" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

A communitywide effort Saturday aims to get Top of Utah residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and toss any unused over-the-counter or prescription medications.
Cleaning out a crowded notebook and a cluttered mind while wondering if Charlie Weis meant to diss Dana Holgorsen and his staff or it just came off that way.
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Lake Austin is lowered to allow the city and lake residents to clean out the lake shore, overgrowing plants, and trash.
Clean out your dryer 's lint screen after every load.
An apartment fridge was stuffed with vials of E. A maintenance man cleaning out a newly vacant apartment in Jonesboro, Arkansas found 25 vials of E.
The officers assigned to the Rochester Police Department's Mounted Unit start their shifts grooming horses, cleaning out stalls, and sweet-talking their partners to get ready for a day of work.
Jimmy has now had four surgeries on both legs to clean out the infection caused by the flesh-eating virus.
This week, a crew from Parlin Fork Conservation Camp is helping clean out the debris that covered the fields after the nearby Russian River flooded Dec 3.
Guidelines are offered on how frequently metalworking fluids should be analyzed, sampling techniques, minimization of contaminants, removal of contaminants, removal of oil and how to clean out metalworking fluid systems.
Clean out unwanted items from your house and find "new to you" items.
Maintenance man finds box of "E. coli" while cleaning out apartment refrigerator.
Dan Ashworth cleans out the last of the refrigerated food at WEIS supermarket in Doylestown Thursday.
1AAA JUNK REMOVAL Clean out garage , attic, whole house, small demolition.
That's right, it's 2009 and it's time to clean out that pile of gift-giving leftovers.

In science:

Nevertheless, the identificaton of other physical quantities besides entanglement that are controlled by this number ˜c turns out to be very challenging and more subtle than using a simple analogy with the clean case.
Scaling of Entanglement Entropy in the Random Singlet Phase
Kaplan et al.12 is carried out in the whole range of temperature to describe the crossover from dirty to clean limit.
Quasiparticle scattering time in superconducting films: from dirty to clean limit
These results point out that the contribution from the recombination process becomes more significant as the sample becomes more clean.
Quasiparticle scattering time in superconducting films: from dirty to clean limit
As one could expect, cleaning out misprints lead to much better agreement between experiment and theory: compare Fig.
Theory of citing
In order to arrange for a state with a small energy, one has to "clean out" a region of size R ∼ (2/m), i.e. no barriers of height larger than  should be allowed in that region.
Cold atoms in the presence of disorder