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clear (sth) up

verb uk phrasal verb with clear   /klɪər/ us    /klɪr/

(TIDY)

B2 mainly UK to make a place tidy by removing things from it or putting them where they should be: Dad was clearing up in the kitchen. I'm tired of always having to clear up after you (= tidy your things).

(ILLNESS)

If an illness clears up, or if medicine clears an illness up, the illness goes away: You won't be able to go swimming tomorrow if your cold hasn't cleared up. These pills should clear your rash up.
(Definition of clear (sth) up phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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