1) N-COUNT A cleaner is someone who is employed to clean the rooms and furniture inside a building.
2) N-COUNT: n N A cleaner is someone whose job is to clean a particular type of thing.

He was a window cleaner.

3) N-MASS: usu n N A cleaner is a substance used for cleaning things.

...oven cleaner.

...abrasive cleaners.

4) N-COUNT: usu n N A cleaner is a device used for cleaning things.
See also , vacuum cleaner air cleaner.

5) N-COUNT: oft the N A cleaner or a cleaner's is a shop where things such as clothes are dry-cleaned.
6) PHRASE: V inflects If someone takes you to the cleaners, they unfairly take most of your money, for example in a business deal or in gambling. [INFORMAL]

English dictionary. 2008.

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