cleanup vs clean up : Common Errors in English

About cleanup vs clean up

“Cleanup” is usually a noun: “the cleanup of the toxic waste site willcost billions of dollars.” “Clean” is a verb in the phrase “clean up”:“You can go to the mall after you clean up your room.”

cleanup Meaning(s)

  • (n) a very large profit
  • (n) (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
  • (n) the act of making something clean

clean up Meaning(s)

  • (v) put (things or places) in order
  • (v) make a big profit; often in a short period of time
  • (v) dispose of
  • (v) make oneself clean, presentable or neat

cleanup in News

  1. Cleanup day in Greenfield may need tune up

    At its June 4 meeting, Greenfield City Council members discussed the recent citywide cleanup day. The annual event, at which … The post Cleanup day in Greenfield may need tune up appeared first on Press and News .
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Dayton Press & News

  2. Cleanup is over for 3 states affected by BP oil spill

    Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  3. Cleanup work after BP oil spill end in 3 states

    Cleanup work has ended in three of the states affected by BP PLC's massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company said Monday. The London-based oil giant said the Coast Guard has concluded "active ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

clean up in News

  1. Effort to clean up Honduras police force stalls

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — In the midst of a scandal over the police shooting of a university president's son, the government of Honduras launched an unprecedented effort last year to clean up a U.S.-backed police force widely seen as deeply brutal and corrupt.        
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Boston Globe

  2. Effort to clean up Honduras police force stalls - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - In the midst of a scandal over the police shooting of a university president's son, the government of Honduras launched an unprecedented effort last year to clean up a U.S.-backed police force widely seen as deeply brutal and corrupt.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Official: Midway Stadium Clean-Up Is A ‘Win, Win, Win’ For St. Paul

    Millions of dollars will be needed to clean up a well-known site in St. Paul because of what's buried there. Decades worth of manure and construction debris are in the ground beneath Midway Stadium, where the Saints play. And when they move to a new downtown ballpark, the St. Paul Port Authority intends to clean up the property for redevelopment – at a cost of $6-8 million.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: CBS Minnesota

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