houseclean

a) To clean the interior and furnishings of a residence.
b) To make major reforms; to clean house.

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  • houseclean — verb Etymology: back formation from housecleaning Date: 1863 intransitive verb 1. to clean a house and its furniture 2. to get rid of unwanted or undesirable items or people transitive verb 1. to clean the surfaces and furnishings of 2. to… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • houseclean — housecleaner, n. /hows kleen /, v.t. 1. to subject (a house, room, etc.) to housecleaning. v.i. 2. to engage in housecleaning. [1860 65; back formation from HOUSECLEANING] * * * …   Universalium

  • houseclean — v. clean a house, tidy up a house …   English contemporary dictionary

  • houseclean — house·clean …   English syllables

  • houseclean — verb clean and tidy up the house She housecleans every week • Syn: ↑clean house, ↑clean • Derivationally related forms: ↑cleaner (for: ↑clean), ↑cleaning ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of English back-formations — Back formation refers to either the process of creating a new lexeme (less precisely, a new word ) by removing actual or supposed affixes, or to the neologism formed by such a process. Back formations are shortened words created from longer words …   Wikipedia

  • clean house — verb clean and tidy up the house She housecleans every week • Syn: ↑houseclean, ↑clean • Derivationally related forms: ↑cleaner (for: ↑clean), ↑cleaning ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • housecleaning — noun see houseclean …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • housecleaner — See houseclean. * * * …   Universalium

  • housecleaner — noun Someone employed to clean a house. See Also: clean house, houseclean …   Wiktionary

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