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English definition of “clear sth up”

clear sth up

verb uk phrasal verb with clear   /klɪər/ us    /klɪr/
B2 to give or find an explanation for something, or to deal with a problem or argument: They never cleared up the mystery of the missing money. After 20 years the case has finally been cleared up.
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