Meaning of “clear (sth) up” in the English Dictionary

"clear (sth) up" in British English

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clear (sth) up

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


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).

(Definition of “clear (sth) up” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)