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An open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation
“She saw herself running down the path to the green clearing in the alder grove near the river, where they used to wash clothes.”
A plot of open land, typically in or near the woods or forest
“The thick woods parted to reveal an immense clearing in the forest, encircled by a high stone wall.”
The act of exculpating from alleged fault or crime
“Appeals in a not-guilty finding can create a hostile environment for the accused and result in a retrial, despite the accused's clearing of wrongdoing initially.”
The act of discharging or paying off a loan or debt
Valley, especially in the form of a natural hollow, small and deep
The garden of a house
The action or process of settling an account
The removal of things or objects from a land, place or area
Land covered with grass and other low plants suitable for grazing animals
An area cleared of all flammable material to prevent a fire from spreading across it
The action of forcing something out, especially from a bodily organ
Earning or being paid
“At its peak, his business would clear hundreds of thousands of dollars in profit annually.”
(of the weather) Present participle for to become brighter
“The gloomy skies should clear tomorrow, and the sun will shine upon us again.”
Present participle for to gradually go away or disappear
“Your cold and stuffy nose should clear after a few days of rest.”
Present participle for to remove unwanted items from
“Please ask the waiter to clear these dishes from our table as we have finished our meal.”
Present participle for to rid an area of obstructions
“The early settlers would clear the land for farming.”
Present participle for to empty a given space
“At the end of your lease, you must clear the apartment of all of your personal belongings before you leave.”
Present participle for to cause people to leave a building or place
“We will be having an emergency drill later today, and everyone will be required to clear the building.”
Present participle for to pay off one's debts
“I sold my precious car to help clear a significant portion of my credit card debt.”
Present participle for to physically get or pass over something
“Sage would clear the hurdles with ease on her way to winning the race over 400 meters.”
Present participle for to remove from suspicion
“We have some new evidence that will clear the suspect of any wrongdoing.”
Present participle for to provide authorization or clearance to
“On your first day of employment, management will clear your access to our top-secret laboratories.”
Present participle for to remove impurities from
“We can clear this murky water by passing it through a filter.”
Present participle for to unclog something tubular or cylindrical
“You could try using a plunger to clear your clogged pipes.”
(clear up) Present participle for to cause to be clear from ambiguity
“We need to clear up what the exact cause of the issue is.”
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