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Meaning of “clear” - Learner’s Dictionary

clear

verb     /klɪər/
EMPTY [T]
B1 to remove all the objects or people from a place: to clear a room/shelf Police cleared the building because of a bomb threat.Removing and extractingEmptying
WEATHER [I]
If the sky or weather clears, the clouds and rain disappear.Describing good weather
NOT GUILTY [T]
to prove that someone is not guilty of something that they were accused of: The jury cleared him of murder.Not punishing and reducing punishmentCourt cases, orders and decisions
MONEY [I]
If a cheque (= printed paper used to pay for things) clears, the money goes from one person's bank account to another person's bank account.Banks and bank accountsGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
GO OVER [T]
to jump over something without touching it: The horse easily cleared the fence.JumpingBouncing
GIVE PERMISSION [T]
to give or get permission to do something: The plane is cleared for take-off. You have to clear it with the headteacher if you want a day off school. →  See also clear the air Allowing and permitting
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