Clear
Clear Clear (kl[=e]r), v. i. 1. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- of the weather; -- often followed by up, off, or away. [1913 Webster]

So foul a sky clears not without a storm. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Advise him to stay till the weather clears up. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To become free from turbidity; -- of solutions or suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely dissolved until the suspension clears up; when refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed to room temperature, it clears up again. [PJC]

3. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

He that clears at once will relapse; for finding himself out of straits, he will revert to his customs; but he that cleareth by degrees induceth a habit of frugality. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

3. (Banking) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house. [1913 Webster]

4. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day. [1913 Webster]

{To clear out}, to go or run away; to depart. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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