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spring-cleaning

[spring-klee-ning] /ˈsprɪŋˈkli nɪŋ/
noun
1.
a complete cleaning of a place, as a home, done traditionally in the spring of the year.
2.
the activity of giving a place a complete cleaning:
We've been involved in spring-cleaning and are exhausted.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60

spring-clean

[spring-kleen] /ˈsprɪŋˈklin/
verb (used with object)
1.
to subject (a place) to a spring-cleaning.
Origin
1890-95
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British Dictionary definitions for spring-cleaning

spring-clean

verb
1.
to clean (a house) thoroughly: traditionally at the end of the winter
noun
2.
an instance of spring-cleaning
Derived Forms
spring-cleaning, noun
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