clear out
verb Date: 1792 intransitive verb depart transitive verb to drive out or away usually forcibly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clear-out — UK US noun [countable] [singular clear out plural clear outs] british an occasion when you get rid of all the things that you have kept but do not need We’re going to have a really good clear out. Thesaurus: instance or …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear out — [v1] empty something clean out, dispose of, eliminate, exhaust, get rid of, remove, sort, tidy up; concept 211 Ant. fill, fill up, put clear out [v2] leave, often quickly beat it*, begone, decamp, depart, go, hightail*, kite*, make oneself… …   New thesaurus

  • clear-out — n [C usually singular] BrE informal a process in which you get rid of unwanted objects or possessions ▪ I had a clear out and got rid of a lot of old toys …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clear-out — clear outs N COUNT: usu sing When you have a clear out, you collect together all the things that you do not want and throw them away. [BRIT, INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • clear out — ► clear out informal 1) empty. 2) leave quickly. Main Entry: ↑clear …   English terms dictionary

  • clear|out — «KLIHR OWT», noun. British. the act or process of clearing out; cleanup …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear out — index eliminate (eradicate), evacuate, flee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • clear out — 1) PHRASAL VERB (disapproval) If you tell someone to clear out of a place or to clear out, you are telling them rather rudely to leave the place. [INFORMAL] [V P of n] She turned to the others in the room. The rest of you clear out of here. ...… …   English dictionary

  • clear out — phrasal verb Word forms clear out : present tense I/you/we/they clear out he/she/it clears out present participle clearing out past tense cleared out past participle cleared out 1) a) [intransitive/transitive] to make a place or container clean… …   English dictionary

  • clear out — 1) informal we were told to clear out immediately See leave I 1) 2) we cleared out the junk room Syn: empty (out); tidy (up), clean up, clear up 3) clear out the old equipment Syn: get rid o …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • clear-out — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms clear out : singular clear out plural clear outs British an occasion when you get rid of all the things that you have kept but do not need We re going to have a really good clear out …   English dictionary

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