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English definition of “clear”

clear

verb (GIVE PERMISSION)    /klɪər/ US  /klɪr/
[T] to give official permission for something: Despite local opposition, the plans for the new supermarket have been cleared by the council. Ladies and gentlemen, air-traffic control has now cleared the plane for take-off. I don't know if I can get the car tonight - I'll have to clear it with Mum.Allowing and permitting [T] to satisfy the official conditions of something: Before you can enter the country, you have to clear customs.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling
(Definition of clear verb (GIVE PERMISSION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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