(v.) = clean up ; wipe (over) ; cleanse ; clean out ; manicure ; get + Nombre + clean ; purify ; clear up ; clean ; wipe + Nombre + clean ; wipe down ; wipe off ; neaten (up) ; mop up ; degunk. Ex: The file to be cleaned up is first chosen from a list of files. Ex: These plates can be stored and used again time after time provided they are wiped over with a gum solution after each use to prevent oxydization. Ex: Librarians were terrorised and their collections cleansed of ideologically harmful works. Ex: The article 'The public library service in Scotland -- cleaning out the stables' concludes that the recent spate of library legislation must be halted. Ex: Army officials would often manicure locations before journalists would enter and so it took far too long for anyone to start being critical of the war. Ex: The problem with most garlic crushers is getting them clean afterwards. Ex: Scientists have identified a new technique for cleansing contaminated water and potentially purifying hydrogen for use in fuel cells. Ex: What they will not do is clear up the foggy area in most cataloguers' minds, the area that leads to an inconsistent application of half-understood principles'. Ex: After each use, the tools must be cleaned. Ex: This paint comes in a fawn colour with a matte finish that allows you to wipe clean surface dirt and grime without damaging the surface. Ex: Use a dry paper towel or dust rag to wipe down the ceiling, paying special attention to the corners. Ex: Use a clean cotton cloth to wipe off the water and any remaining paint. Ex: Many people trim their cuticles to neaten the overall appearance of their fingers and hands. Ex: Emergency crews are mopping up after a devastating thunderstorm, which dumped 30mm of rain in two hours. Ex: Hopefully what I've done will have degunked any gunk there was and extended the life of my washing machine. ---- * desmontar y limpiar = strip and clean. * limpiar a fondo = spring-clean ; clear out. * limpiar con agua = wash away. * limpiar de impurezas = purify. * limpiar el polvo = dust. * limpiar el terreno de árboles = clear + land. * limpiar en seco = dry clean only ; dry clean. * limpiar la suciedad = clean up + the mess ; clear away + a mess. * limpiarse el culo = wipe + Posesivo + bum ; wipe + Posesivo + ass. * limpiarse las lágrimas = wipe (away) + Posesivo + tears. * limpiarse los dientes con hilo dental = floss + Posesivo + teeth.