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make a clean sweep

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  • as inshake up
  • as inclear the decks
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Synonyms for make a clean sweep

verb upset, unsettle
  • disturb
  • reorganize
  • shock
  • agitate
  • break with past
  • cause revolution
  • churn up
  • clean out
  • clean up
  • clear out
  • liquidate
  • make a clean sweep
  • mix
  • overturn
  • purge
  • remove
  • rid
  • stir up
  • turn upside down

Antonyms for make a clean sweep

  • calm
  • placate
  • soothe
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More words related to make a clean sweep

clear the decks

verb. get ready for action
  • clear away
  • clear out
  • flush out
  • groom
  • make a clean sweep
  • spruce up

clearing the decks

verb. get ready for action

shake up

verb. upset, unsettle

shook up

verb. upset, unsettle
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.