clean up after

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "clean up after":
present tense I/you/we/they clean up after he/she/it cleans up after present participle cleaning up after past tense cleaned up after past participle cleaned up after
clean up after someone to clean a place after someone has made it dirty or untidy

Residents have been told to clean up after their dogs.


English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • clean up after — ˌclean ˈup ˌafter [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they clean up after he/she/it cleans up after present participle cleaning up after …   Useful english dictionary

  • clean up after — PHRASAL VERB If you clean up after someone, you clean or tidy a place that they have made dirty or untidy. [V P P n] At the end, he nursed Lilly and cleaned up after her without minding …   English dictionary

  • ˌclean ˈup ˌafter sb — phrasal verb to clean a place after someone has made it dirty or untidy Residents have been told to clean up after their dogs.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • clean — clean1 [ klin ] adjective *** ▸ 1 not dirty ▸ 2 not guilty/illegal/wrong ▸ 3 smooth/regular/neat ▸ 4 light and fresh ▸ 5 without writing/errors ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) not dirty: Go and put on a clean shirt. nice clean towels spotlessly clean:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clean — clean1 W2 [kli:n] adj comparative cleaner superlative cleanest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not dirty)¦ 2¦(people/animals)¦ 3¦(environment)¦ 4¦(fair or legal)¦ 5¦(not offensive)¦ 6 come clean 7 make a clean breast of it …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clean — [[t]kli͟ːn[/t]] ♦♦ cleaner, cleanest, cleans, cleaning, cleaned 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is clean is free from dirt or unwanted marks. He wore his cleanest slacks, a clean shirt and a navy blazer... Disease has not been a problem because… …   English dictionary

  • clean — I UK [kliːn] / US [klɪn] adjective Word forms clean : adjective clean comparative cleaner superlative cleanest *** 1) not dirty Go and put on a clean shirt. nice clean towels clean and tidy: I like to keep the place clean and tidy. spotlessly… …   English dictionary

  • clean*/*/*/ — [kliːn] adj I 1) not dirty or polluted Go and put on a clean shirt.[/ex] the clean country air[/ex] Tom had scrubbed the floor clean.[/ex] I like to keep the place clean and tidy.[/ex] Everything in the house was spotlessly clean (= extremely… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Clean and press — The clean and press is a weight training exercise, and was part of the sport of weightlifting in the Olympics until 1972. It was removed from Olympic weightlifting due to difficulties in judging proper technique. The clean and press technique… …   Wikipedia

  • after — af|ter [ æftər ] function word *** After is used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): I went for a swim after breakfast. as an adverb (without a following noun): He died on June 3rd and was buried the day after. as a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.