Definition of Spring-clean

1. Verb. Thoroughly clean the entire house, often done only once a year. "She started spring-cleaning on April 1"

Generic synonyms: Clean, Clean House, Houseclean
Derivative terms: Spring-cleaning



Definition of Spring-clean

1. Verb. (transitive) To carry out spring-cleaning on (a room, a house, etc). ¹

2. Verb. (intransitive) To engage in spring-cleaning. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spring-clean

sprightful
sprightfully
sprightfulness
sprightless
sprightlier
sprightliest
sprightliness
sprightlinesses
sprightly
sprights
sprigs
sprigtail
sprigtails
spring-beetle
spring-clean (current term)
spring-cleaned
spring-cleaning
spring-cleans
spring-heeled
spring-like
spring-loaded
spring-release
spring-roll
spring-run fish
spring-water
spring back
spring balance
spring beauties
spring beauty

Literary usage of Spring-clean

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Two Years in the Klondike and Alaskan Gold-fields: A Thrilling Narrative of by William B. Haskell (1898)
"Those who had secured help and worked their property more extensively were generally unaware of what would develop in the spring clean-up, ..."

2. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1867)
"Fall-planted shrubs will often give many flowers the following summer, and make more vigorous growth than those planted in spring. CLEAN THE GROUND of all ..."

3. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1913)
"The ideal workroom is one in which a "spring-clean" is never required, but has a clean-up immediately after the owner has finished his work. ..."

4. The Burden of the Balkans by Mary Edith Durham. (1905)
"It was just before Easter, and the Christian houses were in the agonies of the ' spring clean,' which is in reality nothing more nor less than the Easter ..."

5. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1898)
"Signs, let me hope, This spring-clean is ending. OPERA SEASON. WAGNER'S CIRCUS APPEARS IN COVENT GARDEN. THE Opera Season has commenced. ..."

6. Municipal Housecleaning: The Methods and Experiences of American Cities in by William Parr Capes, Jeanne Daniels Carpenter (1918)
"In some instances these clubs work throughout the year but usually their work is confined to the spring clean-up, in which event they attend to the general ..."

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