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clean

1. mod. not using drugs; not involved with drugs. I’ve been clean for more than a month now.
2. mod. sober; not intoxicated with drugs at the moment. (Almost the same as sense 1) Just being clean for a day is an accomplishment.
3. mod. not breaking any law. (Police and underworld.) I’m clean, officer. You can’t charge me with anything.
4. mod. not carrying a weapon. (Police and underworld.) I frisked him. He’s clean.
5. mod. well-dressed. Now there’s a clean dude!
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Clean out your clothes machine with a white vinegar and baking soda solution.
Clean your own yard first before asking others to clean theirs.
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Dryel was used to clean a food stain from a blue rayon-and polyester-blend suit top.
Thus writes celebrated flautist James Galway to the organizers of the Clean Slate Campaign, a British initiative to give added meaning to the Millennium.
Twenty-five years ago, the weight-lifters - the only tutors of the era - "sold" the power clean to our track and football coaches as a means of developing explosiveness.
Water, despite its benign reputation, can wreak havoc on clothing--as anyone who has ever ignored a "dry clean only" label can attest.
The old days of using strong solvents to clean press fabrics are over, and new chemical cleaning products must meet VOC standards while still being strong enough to provide real cleaning power.