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redd up

colloquial To clean or tidy up; to empty or clear out (something or some space). Primarily heard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. When we were growing up, we were all expected to help redd up after each meal. I'll be spending this weekend redding up the garage.
See also: redd, up

redd up (one's) room

colloquial To clean or tidy up one's bedroom. Primarily heard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Oh no, Brian's not going anywhere until he redds up his room. Look at this mess—it'll take you the whole weekend to redd up your room!
See also: redd, room, up

redd up the house

colloquial To clean or tidy up one's home. Primarily heard in US. Grandma gets here on Saturday, so we seriously need to redd up the house. I'm off from work this week, and I don't want to spend the whole time redding up the house.
See also: house, redd, up
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