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1 clear /ˈkliɚ/ adjective
clearer; clearest
1 clear
/ˈkliɚ/
adjective
clearer; clearest
Learner's definition of CLEAR
[also more clear; most clear]
: very obvious : not causing or allowing doubt
sometimes used in spoken phrases that express anger
: easily understood
: free from doubt or confusion
: able to think in an accurate way without confusion
see also clearheaded
: easily seen : having small parts and details that can be easily seen and identified
: easily heard : easily heard and understood
: easily seen through
: not blocked by anything
: not covered by anything often + of
see also clear of (below), the coast is clear at 1coast, clear sailing at sailing
of weather or the sky : not having any clouds, fog, etc.
: free of marks or spots
: having a distinct and bright color
medical : free of abnormal signs or symptoms
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: free from feelings of guilt or blame used with conscience
◊ If your conscience is clear, you do not feel guilty because you do not believe that you have done anything wrong.
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finance used to describe the amount that remains after costs, taxes, etc., have been paid
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: not having any planned or scheduled activities

(as) clear as a bell

: very clear

clear of

: away from (something dangerous, harmful, etc.)
see also 1clear 7 (above)

see your way clear to

see 1way

steer clear (of)

see 2steer

— clearness

noun [noncount]
2 clear /ˈkliɚ/ verb
clears; cleared; clearing
2 clear
/ˈkliɚ/
verb
clears; cleared; clearing
Learner's definition of CLEAR
[no object] : to become clear: such as
of weather or the sky : to change so that there are no clouds, fog, etc.
see also clear up (below)
of clouds, fog, smoke, etc. : to go away
of a liquid : to change by becoming easier to see through : to become transparent or more transparent
of the skin : to become free of marks or spots see also clear up (below)
◊ When your head clears or when something clears your head, you become more awake or alert and are able to think in a normal way without confusion.
◊ When your vision/eyesight clears you become able to see things correctly.
[+ object] : to remove something entirely from an area or place
: to cause the people in an area or place to leave
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to leave (an area or place) so that it is empty
[+ object] : to make (a path, road, open space, etc.) by removing things that block or cover an area or surface
[+ object] : to go over, under, or past (something) without touching
[+ object] : to prove that (someone) is not guilty of a crime
[+ object]
: to get approval for (something)
: to give approval for (something)
: to say that (someone) has official permission to do something
: to be passed or officially approved by (a group)
[+ object] finance
: to pay all the money that is owed for (a debt or loan)
: to gain (an amount of money) after paying all costs, taxes, etc.
◊ When a check clears or is cleared, it goes through the process of being reviewed and accepted by a bank, and the money for the check is taken from the bank's account.

clear away

[phrasal verb]
clear (something) away or clear away (something)
: to remove (something) from an area or surface
sometimes used figuratively

clear off

[phrasal verb]
clear off (something) or clear (something) off (something) : to remove things from (an area or surface)
chiefly British, informal
: to go away or run away : to leave quickly
clear off (a place) : to leave (a place) quickly

clear out

[phrasal verb]
: to leave quickly
clear (something) out or clear out (something) : to remove unwanted things from (an area or place) see also clearout

clear the air

see 1air

clear the deck/decks

see 1deck

clear up

[phrasal verb]
: to become clear: such as
of weather or the sky : to change so that there are no clouds, fog, etc.
of the skin : to become free of marks or spots
clear up or clear (something) up or clear up (something) : to go away or cause (something) to go away
clear (something) up or clear up (something)
: to make (something) clear by explaining it
: to cause the end of (something) by talking about it or dealing with it
British : to make an area clean or tidy

clear your throat

: to make a noise in your throat for attention or to be able to speak more clearly
3 clear /ˈkliɚ/ adverb
3 clear
/ˈkliɚ/
adverb
Learner's definition of CLEAR
: in a clear manner used in the phrase loud and clear
chiefly US, informal : all the way : completely or entirely

free and clear

see 2free
4 clear /ˈkliɚ/ noun
4 clear
/ˈkliɚ/
noun
Learner's definition of CLEAR

in the clear

: free from guilt or suspicion
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