Phrasal Verbs with Clean, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Clean, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Clean sth out

Meaning: to remove sth from or away from a place and clean it

Example Sentence: We’d better clean out the attic this week.


Clean sth up

Meaning: to make sth/somewhere clean

Example Sentence: Clean up the room immediately.


Clean sth out

Meaning: to take or steal money or goods of sb

Example Sentence: Gambling has cleaned them out.


Clean sth up

Meaning: to make yourself clean

Example Sentence: cleaned myself up  before the breakfast.


Clean up after sb

Meaning: to remove dirt that sb has made

Example Sentence: He always expects other people to clean up after him


Clean sth up

Meaning: to win a lot of money

Example Sentence: They cleaned up at this bank.