Translation of "clear" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /klɪər/ us /klɪr/

clear adjective (ABLE TO BE UNDERSTOOD)

A2 easy to understand, hear, read, or see

clear instructions/directions 清楚易懂的说明/指示
Can we make the sound any clearer? 我们能把声音再调清晰一点吗?
Our new television has a very clear picture. 我们的新电视图像十分清晰。
do I make myself clear? also is that clear?

something you say in order to emphasize what you have just said, or to express your authority

I will not tolerate this behaviour any longer. Do I make myself clear? 我不会再容忍这样的行为了。我的话你明白吗?

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clear adjective (CERTAIN)

B1 certain, having no doubt, or obvious

He isn't at all clear about what he wants to do with his life. 他根本不清楚自己想过怎样的生活。
[ + (that) ] It is rapidly becoming clear (to me) (that) I'm not suited to being a teacher. 我很快明白过来我不适合当老师。
[ + question word ] It isn't clear how long the strike will go on for. 不知这次罢工会持续多久。
It's a clear case of corruption. 这明显是一起贪污案。
You've made your position quite clear (= there is no doubt about what you think). 你的立场已经十分明确了。

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clear adjective (PURE)

B1 pure or easy to see through, with no marks or areas that are less transparent

clear glass 透明的玻璃
The water in the lake is so clear that you can see the bottom. 湖水清澈见底。
We could see hundreds of stars in the clear desert sky. 沙漠上明朗的天空中可以看到数以百计的星星。
She has a beautifully clear skin/complexion (= with no marks or spots). 她肤色光洁美丽。
The weather is expected to remain clear for the next few days. 预计今后几天天气会持续晴朗。
You can see the mountains from here on a clear day. 天气晴朗的时候,从这里可以看到层层山峦。

used to describe a pleasant, pure sound

the clear sound of the flute 清亮的笛声

used to describe something that you remember easily

I have clear memories of visiting my grandfather's farm as a child. 我清楚地记得小时候去爷爷的农场时的情形。

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clear adjective (NOT BLOCKED)

C1 not covered or blocked by anything

We have a clear view of the ocean from our hotel window. 从酒店的窗口我们可以一览无余地看到大海。
The journey was quite quick because the road was clear (= there was not much traffic on it). 因为交通顺畅,所以路上走得很快。
I always like to leave my desk clear (= with no work on it) at the end of the day. 每天工作结束时,我总是喜欢把案头收拾得干干净净。

not busy or filled by any planned activity

The only time I have clear next week is Tuesday afternoon. 下星期我只有周二下午有空。
We've got two clear (= whole) weeks in which to finish the decorating. 我们有整整两周时间来完成装修。

clear adjective (NOT GUILTY)

without being or feeling guilty

to have a clear conscience 问心无愧

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clear adjective (NOT CONFUSED)

free from confusion; able to think quickly and well

Marie is good at making decisions because she's a very clear thinker. 玛丽擅长作决断,因为她思维清晰。

clear adjective (WITHOUT PROBLEMS)

[ after verb ] without problems or difficulties

This is the first time in his life that he's been clear of (= without) debt. 这是他生平第一次偿清了债务。

clear adjective (LEFT)

used to describe an amount of money that is left after all necessary payments have been made

The school summer fair made a clear profit of £1,500. 学校的夏季义卖会净赚了500英镑。
Bill earns a clear $400 a week/earns $400 a week clear. 比尔每星期净赚400美元。

clear adjective (NOT TOUCHING)

not touching something, or away from something

Only one competitor made a clear jump of the highest fence (= jumped over it without touching it). 只有一位骑手利落地跨过了最高的障碍物。
When we're clear of the main road, we'll stop for our picnic. 等我们离开大路后再停车野餐。


uk /klɪər/ us /klɪr/

clear verb (REMOVE BLOCK)

B1 [ I or T ] to remove or get rid of whatever is blocking or filling something, or to stop being blocked or full

It took several hours to clear the road after the accident. 事故发生后,用了好几个小时来清理道路。
I'll make the coffee if you'll clear the table. 你要是去收拾桌子,我就去煮咖啡。
If you use this nasal spray, your nose should clear. 用了这种鼻腔喷剂,你的鼻塞就会好一点。
After my aunt died, we arranged for her house to be cleared (= for the furniture to be removed from it). 我姑妈过世后,我们安排清理了她的房间。
If you press this key, the computer screen will clear (= the text and pictures will be removed from it). 按这个键可以清除电脑屏幕上的文档和图片。
Shops are currently holding sales to clear their summer stock (= get rid of goods by selling them cheaply). 现在商店都在搞特价促销来清理夏季库存。
Paul helped his elderly neighbour by clearing her path of snow/clearing snow from her path. 保罗帮助那位上了年纪的邻居清扫她家门前路上的积雪。
Could you clear your things off/from the sofa? 把你的东西从沙发上拿走好吗?
I never leave work until I've cleared my in-tray (= have finished the work that needs to be done). 我总是完成手头的工作才下班。
clear your throat

to give a small cough

She cleared her throat nervously before she began to speak. 她讲话前紧张地清了清嗓子。

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clear verb (PROVE INNOCENCE)

[ T ] to prove that someone is not guilty of something that they were accused of

After many years in prison, the men were finally cleared of the bombings. 在被监禁多年之后,这些人终于洗清了罪名,证明与爆炸事件无关。

clear verb (GIVE PERMISSION)

[ T ] to give official permission for something

Despite local opposition, the plans for the new supermarket have been cleared by the council. 议会不顾当地居民的反对,批准了建新超市的计划。
Ladies and gentlemen, air-traffic control has now cleared the plane for take-off. 女士们先生们,飞机已得到空中管制的起飞许可。
I don't know if I can get the car tonight - I'll have to clear it with Mum. 我不知道今晚能否拿到车——我得征得母亲的同意。

[ T ] to satisfy the official conditions of something

Before you can enter the country, you have to clear customs. 进入该国必须先通过海关检查。

clear verb (MAKE PURE)

[ I or T ] to become or make something pure or easy to see through

The children enjoyed stirring the mud at the bottom of the pond, then watching the water slowly clear again. 孩子们喜欢搅动池底的淤泥,然后看着水重新慢慢变清。
Your skin would clear (= become free of spots) if you had a healthier diet. 更健康的饮食,你的皮肤就会变光洁的。
After the thunderstorm, the sky cleared (= stopped being cloudy). 雷雨过后,天放晴了。
The fog is expected to have cleared (away) (= gone) by midday. 到正午时分雾有望散去。

clear verb (NOT CONFUSED)

[ T ] to make your mind free from confusion so that you can think quickly and well

I need to get some fresh air to clear my head (= to make me able to think well). 我需要呼吸点新鲜空气来清醒一下头脑。

clear verb (GET RID OF)

clear your debts/clear yourself of debts

to pay back all the money that you owe


clear verb (HAVE LEFT)

[ T ] to have an amount of money left from your earnings after any necessary payments, charges, taxes, etc.

Bill clears $200 a week. 比尔每星期净赚200美元。

clear verb (CHEQUE)

[ I or T ] to (cause a cheque to) go from one bank to another through a central organization, so that money can be paid to the person it is owed to

It usually takes four to five working days for a cheque to clear. 支票过户一般需要4到5个工作日。

clear verb (NOT TOUCH)

[ T ] to jump or go over something without touching it

The horse cleared the fence with inches to spare. 马腾空越过篱笆,还高出了好几英寸。


uk /klɪər/ us /klɪr/

not touching, or away from

Stand clear of the doors, please. 请站得离门远一点。
Make sure you park clear of the kerb. 千万不要贴着路缘停车。
The children were saved from the fire only because a neighbour pulled them clear. 孩子们能从火灾中幸存下来,多亏了一位邻居把他们拉出火场。
steer/stay/keep clear

C2 to avoid something or someone

His parents warned him to steer clear of trouble. 父母告诫他不要惹麻烦。

(Translation of “clear” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)