(third-person singular simple present cleans up, present participle cleaning up, simple past and past participle cleaned up)
- To make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.
- Clean up your room.
- (intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial) To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
- He sure cleans up nice.
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.
- Man, he sure cleaned up last night at the blackjack table. The investors cleaned up when the stock hit the roof last year.
- Alternative spelling of cleanup.