clear


clear
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verb
1 remove sth that is not wanted/needed
ADVERB
completely, totally

The site must be completely cleared and made safe for children.

partially
hastily, quickly

She hastily cleared a space for him to sit down.

away

Can you clear away all your toys now?

up

I want you to clear all this mess up.

PREPOSITION
from

They cleared the mud from the steps.

of

We cleared the path of leaves.

off

Clear those papers off the desk.

2 your head/mind
ADVERB
suddenly

His face suddenly cleared as understanding dawned.

VERB + CLEAR
try to

I went for a walk to try to clear my head.

help (to)

Correct breathing helps to clear the mind and reduce tension.

3 prove sb innocent
ADVERB
formally

The three defendants were formally cleared by the judge.

PREPOSITION
of

Four men accused of assault have been cleared of all charges.

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adj.
1 easy to understand
VERBS
be, seem
become
get sth, make sth
find sth
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
abundantly
absolutely, crystal, perfectly, quite

You have to make your intentions crystal clear to them.

by no means, not entirely, not exactly, not quite

It wasn't entirely clear whether she wanted us to help.

reasonably, relatively
painfully
increasingly
PREPOSITION
to

It was increasingly clear to us that there was a problem.

PHRASES
clear and concise
2 sure/certain
VERBS
be
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.
absolutely, quite
PREPOSITION
about

She was very clear about her reasons for leaving.

on

Are you clear on that point?

3 easy to see/hear
VERBS
be, look
become, grow
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

The photograph wasn't very clear.

reasonably
PHRASES
loud and clear
4 easy to see through
VERBS
be
become
ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

The water was fairly clear.

absolutely, completely
reasonably
5 free from things that are blocking the way
VERBS
be, look, seem
remain, stay
keep sth

Make sure you keep all gutters and drainpipes clear of leaves.

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ADVERB
completely
fairly, pretty, reasonably
PREPOSITION
of

The roads are reasonably clear of snow.

Clear is used with these nouns: ↑account, ↑admission, ↑advantage, ↑advice, ↑agenda, ↑aim, ↑air, ↑allusion, ↑alternative, ↑answer, ↑appreciation, ↑association, ↑assurance, ↑benefit, ↑bias, ↑breach, ↑brief, ↑bulb, ↑case, ↑cause, ↑chance, ↑choice, ↑commitment, ↑communication, ↑complexion, ↑concept, ↑conception, ↑connection, ↑conscience, ↑consensus, ↑contrast, ↑contravention, ↑correlation, ↑definition, ↑demonstration, ↑description, ↑determination, ↑diagram, ↑difference, ↑direction, ↑directive, ↑distinction, ↑division, ↑dominance, ↑echo, ↑evidence, ↑example, ↑exception, ↑expectation, ↑explanation, ↑expression, ↑eye, ↑favourite, ↑focus, ↑foul, ↑gaze, ↑glass, ↑gloss, ↑goal, ↑guidance, ↑guideline, ↑handwriting, ↑head, ↑hint, ↑honey, ↑idea, ↑illustration, ↑image, ↑implication, ↑impression, ↑incentive, ↑indication, ↑insight, ↑instruction, ↑lacquer, ↑lake, ↑law, ↑lead, ↑leadership, ↑lesson, ↑light, ↑limit, ↑link, ↑liquid, ↑loser, ↑majority, ↑mandate, ↑manifestation, ↑margin, ↑meaning, ↑memory, ↑message, ↑mind, ↑morning, ↑motive, ↑nail polish, ↑need, ↑night, ↑objective, ↑opening, ↑outline, ↑parallel, ↑patch, ↑path, ↑pattern, ↑perception, ↑photograph, ↑picture, ↑plastic, ↑pointer, ↑policy, ↑precedent, ↑preference, ↑presentation, ↑print, ↑profit, ↑proof, ↑prose, ↑reason, ↑recognition, ↑recollection, ↑recommendation, ↑reference, ↑reflection, ↑relationship, ↑reluctance, ↑road, ↑role, ↑rule, ↑sense, ↑separation, ↑shot, ↑sign, ↑signal, ↑similarity, ↑skin, ↑soprano, ↑sound, ↑soup, ↑span, ↑split, ↑standard, ↑statement, ↑strategy, ↑stream, ↑summary, ↑target, ↑tendency, ↑term, ↑testimony, ↑thinker, ↑thinking, ↑tone, ↑trend, ↑understanding, ↑varnish, ↑victor, ↑victory, ↑view, ↑violation, ↑visibility, ↑vision, ↑voice, ↑warning, ↑water, ↑winner, ↑word, ↑wording, ↑writing
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adv.
Clear is used with these verbs: ↑leap

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  • Clear — Clear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cleared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Clearing}.] 1. To render bright, transparent, or undimmed; to free from clouds. [1913 Webster] He sweeps the skies and clears the cloudy north. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To free from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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