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I know that clean off, clean out, and clean up are different, but I think sometimes they can be used interchangeably because they share the meaning of clean.

  • Maybe, but I don't think so. Provide us with an example, please. – userr2684291 Mar 23 '18 at 11:18
  • To this US English speaker, clean off = remove things from the top of something, clean out = remove garbage from inside of something, and clean up = make clean in general. But it really depends on context too. – stangdon Mar 23 '18 at 12:49

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