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Definition of "cleanup" []

  • A thorough cleaning or ordering. (noun)
  • Informal The final, often routine tasks that complete a project. (noun)
  • Slang A very large profit; a killing. (noun)
  • Baseball The fourth position on a team's batting order, usually reserved for a strong hitter who can drive in extra runs. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cleanup" in a sentence
  • "In addition, state Assemblywoman Julia Brownley and new state schools chief Tom Torlakson—both of whom voted against parent trigger last year—are drafting what they call "cleanup legislation" to amend the law."
  • "A northwest Montana town where asbestos contamination has killed more than 200 people will get more than $130 million in cleanup and medical assistance from the Obama administration, the Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday."
  • "When it's time to change the litter, I just pull off the trash bag (inside out) and cleanup is done."