- v. transitive To tidy up, to remove mess or obstacles from a place to make it neat.
- v. intransitive To leave, disappear
- v. transitive, figuratively To dispose of, to get rid of, to remove.
- v. nautical (transitive) To prepare some object for use by removing obstacles, untying or unfastening it.
- v. remove from sight
“She put aside the newspaper and began noisily to clear away Primus and glasses.”
“Soon after his election, at the request of the prior of Ancarig, Godric went with his monks to clear away the ruins of Medehamsted Abbey”
“He must clear away the filth of themoral plague of big-city 'civilization' and he must do this ruthlesslyand without wavering in the face of all the shouting and screaming thatwill naturally be let loose.”
“At the ABC luncheons, the three top advisers would work through a list of some ten to twenty topics, trying to clear away what Berger called second-tier issues.”
“Richard Burdsall was one of those bold and distinctive characters, whose sterling piety and ardent zeal shining forth from under a rude exterior, gave such peculiar lustre to the age of early Methodism; and indicated an agency, specially raised by God, to break up the fallow ground and clear away the thorns, that the incorruptible seed of truth might find a soil congenial to its germination and growth.”
“He did not stir even when Menidis and a squad of Theban soldiers arrived to clear away the bodies of the assassins.”
“Mr Quorn,' the chief inspector told us conversationally 'was found by council workers who went to clear away a decaying rubbish dump left behind on a farmer's land when a band of travellers moved on.”
“Thomas Hariot, a most distinguished man, and one excelling in all branches of learning: a man born to illustrate Science, and, what was his principal distinction, to clear away by the splendour of undoubted truth those philosophical clouds in which the world had been involved for so many centuries: who did not allow the trophies of substantial praise to be wholly carried abroad toother nations.”
“Scientific observers affirm that by means of an acid which the ECHINUS secretes, it disintegrates the rock, and that the jaws are used merely to clear away the softened rubbish.”
““Well, then,” said Mrs. Peel and began to clear away with a great clatter.”
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