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cleaning

[klee-ning] /ˈkli nɪŋ/
noun
1.
an act or instance of making clean:
Give the house a good cleaning.
2.
Slang. an overwhelming or complete defeat, financial loss, or failure:
Our team took a cleaning in yesterday's game.
3.
Informal. killing (def 3).
Origin
1655-1675
1655-75; clean + -ing1
Related forms
self-cleaning, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-cleaning

self-cleaning

adjective
1.
(of an oven, filter, etc) having a mechanism to clean itself
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Slang definitions & phrases for self-cleaning

cleaning

Related Terms

house-cleaning


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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