Meaning of CLEAR in English

CLEAR

I.

verb

1 remove sth that is not wanted/needed

ADVERB

▪ completely , totally

The site must be completely ~ed and made safe for children.

▪ partially

▪ hastily , quickly

She hastily ~ed a space for him to sit down.

▪ away

Can you ~ away all your toys now?

▪ up

I want you to ~ all this mess up.

PREPOSITION

▪ from

They ~ed the mud from the steps.

▪ of

We ~ed the path of leaves.

▪ off

Clear those papers off the desk.

2 your head/mind

ADVERB

▪ suddenly

His face suddenly ~ed as understanding dawned.

VERB + CLEAR

▪ try to

I went for a walk to try to ~ my head.

▪ help (to)

Correct breathing helps to ~ the mind and reduce tension.

3 prove sb innocent

ADVERB

▪ formally

The three defendants were formally ~ed by the judge.

PREPOSITION

▪ of

Four men accused of assault have been ~ed of all charges.

II.

adj.

1 easy to understand

VERBS

▪ be , seem

▪ become

▪ get sth , make sth

▪ find sth

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ abundantly

▪ absolutely , crystal , perfectly , quite

You have to make your intentions crystal ~ to them.

▪ by no means , not entirely , not exactly , not quite

It wasn't entirely ~ whether she wanted us to help.

▪ reasonably , relatively

▪ painfully

▪ increasingly

PREPOSITION

▪ to

It was increasingly ~ to us that there was a problem.

PHRASES

▪ ~ and concise

2 sure/certain

VERBS

▪ be

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

▪ absolutely , quite

PREPOSITION

▪ about

She was very ~ about her reasons for leaving.

▪ on

Are you ~ on that point?

3 easy to see/hear

VERBS

▪ be , look

▪ become , grow

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

The photograph wasn't very ~.

▪ reasonably

PHRASES

▪ loud and ~

4 easy to see through

VERBS

▪ be

▪ become

ADVERB

▪ extremely , fairly , very , etc.

The water was fairly ~.

▪ absolutely , completely

▪ reasonably

5 free from things that are blocking the way

VERBS

▪ be , look , seem

▪ remain , stay

▪ keep sth

Make sure you keep all gutters and drainpipes ~ of leaves.

ADVERB

▪ completely

▪ fairly , pretty , reasonably

PREPOSITION

▪ of

The roads are reasonably ~ of snow.

Clear is used with these nouns: ↑ account , ↑ admission , ↑ advantage , ↑ advice , ↑ agenda , ↑ aim , ↑ air , ↑ allusion , ↑ alternative , ↑ answer , ↑ appreciation , ↑ association , ↑ assurance , ↑ benefit , ↑ bias , ↑ breach , ↑ brief , ↑ bulb , ↑ case , ↑ cause , ↑ chance , ↑ choice , ↑ commitment , ↑ communication , ↑ complexion , ↑ concept , ↑ conception , ↑ connection , ↑ conscience , ↑ consensus , ↑ contrast , ↑ contravention , ↑ correlation , ↑ definition , ↑ demonstration , ↑ description , ↑ determination , ↑ diagram , ↑ difference , ↑ direction , ↑ directive , ↑ distinction , ↑ division , ↑ dominance , ↑ echo , ↑ evidence , ↑ example , ↑ exception , ↑ expectation , ↑ explanation , ↑ expression , ↑ eye , ↑ favourite , ↑ focus , ↑ foul , ↑ gaze , ↑ glass , ↑ gloss , ↑ goal , ↑ guidance , ↑ guideline , ↑ handwriting , ↑ head , ↑ hint , ↑ honey , ↑ idea , ↑ illustration , ↑ image , ↑ implication , ↑ impression , ↑ incentive , ↑ indication , ↑ insight , ↑ instruction , ↑ lacquer , ↑ lake , ↑ law , ↑ lead , ↑ leadership , ↑ lesson , ↑ light , ↑ limit , ↑ link , ↑ liquid , ↑ loser , ↑ majority , ↑ mandate , ↑ manifestation , ↑ margin , ↑ meaning , ↑ memory , ↑ message , ↑ mind , ↑ morning , ↑ motive , ↑ nail polish , ↑ need , ↑ night , ↑ objective , ↑ opening , ↑ outline , ↑ parallel , ↑ patch , ↑ path , ↑ pattern , ↑ perception , ↑ photograph , ↑ picture , ↑ plastic , ↑ pointer , ↑ policy , ↑ precedent , ↑ preference , ↑ presentation , ↑ print , ↑ profit , ↑ proof , ↑ prose , ↑ reason , ↑ recognition , ↑ recollection , ↑ recommendation , ↑ reference , ↑ reflection , ↑ relationship , ↑ reluctance , ↑ road , ↑ role , ↑ rule , ↑ sense , ↑ separation , ↑ shot , ↑ sign , ↑ signal , ↑ similarity , ↑ skin , ↑ soprano , ↑ sound , ↑ soup , ↑ span , ↑ split , ↑ standard , ↑ statement , ↑ strategy , ↑ stream , ↑ summary , ↑ target , ↑ tendency , ↑ term , ↑ testimony , ↑ thinker , ↑ thinking , ↑ tone , ↑ trend , ↑ understanding , ↑ varnish , ↑ victor , ↑ victory , ↑ view , ↑ violation , ↑ visibility , ↑ vision , ↑ voice , ↑ warning , ↑ water , ↑ winner , ↑ word , ↑ wording , ↑ writing

III.

adv.

Clear is used with these verbs: ↑ leap

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