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/ klIE(r); klIr/ adj (-er/ 5klIErE(r); `klIrL/, -est/ 5klIErIst; `klIrIst/) 1 (a) easy to see through; transparent ; : clear glass * the clear water of a mountain lake . (b) without cloud or mist ; : a clear sky, day * clear weather . (c) without spots or blemishes ; : clear skin * a clear complexion . 2 (a) easy to see or hear; distinct ; : a clear photograph * a clear reflection in the water * a clear voice, speaker, sound . (b) easy to understand ; : a clear explanation, article, meaning * You'll do as you're told, is that clear? , ? 3 ~ (about/on sth) without doubt, confusion or difficulty; certain ; ; ; : a clear thinker * a clear understanding of the problems * My memory is not clear on that point. . * Are you quite clear about what the job involves? , ? 4 ~ (to sb) evident; obvious; definite ; ; : a clear case of cheating * have a clear advantage/lead, eg in a contest [] * It is quite clear that she is not coming. , . 5 ~ (of sth) (a) free from obstructions, obstacles, difficulties or dangers : a clear view * Wait until the road is clear (of traffic) before crossing. , . * I want to keep next weekend clear so that I can do some gardening. . (b) free from guilt ; : have a clear conscience . (c) free from sth undesirable : clear of debt * You are now clear of all suspicion. . 6 [pred ] ~ (of sb/sth) not touching sth; away from sth ; : The plane climbed until it was clear of the clouds. . * Park (your car) about nine inches clear of the kerb. . 7 [attrib ] complete ; : Allow three clear days for the letter to arrive. . * The bill was passed by a clear (ie fairly large) majority. . 8 [attrib ] (of a sum of money) with nothing to be deducted; net , , : a clear profit . 9 (idm ) (as) clear as a `bell clearly and easily heard . (as) clear as `day easy to see or understand; obvious ; ; . (as) clear as `mud (infml ) very unclear; not apparent or well explained ; ; . the coast is clear => coast1. in the `clear (infml ) no longer in danger or suspected of sth ; : She was very ill for a few days but doctors say she's now in the clear. , . make oneself `clear express oneself clearly : Do I make myself clear? ? make sth `clear/`plain (to sb) make sth fully understood : I made it clear to him that I rejected his proposal. , .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:10
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/ klIE(r); klIr/ v 1 (a) [I] become transparent : The muddy water slowly cleared. . (b) [I] (of the sky or the weather) become free of cloud or rain ; : The sky cleared after the storm. , . (c) [I, Ip] ~ (away) (of fog, smoke, etc) disappear : It was a fine day once the mist had cleared. . 2 (a) [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ A (of B)/~ B (from A) remove (sth that is unwanted or no longer needed) (from a place) : clear the table, eg take away dirty plates, etc after a meal * clear one's throat, ie remove phlegm from one's throat by coughing slightly * clear the streets of snow/clear snow from the streets * The land was cleared of trees. . * (fig ) clear one's mind of doubt . (b) [Tn] remove (data that is no longer required) from the memory of a computer or calculator . 3 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (of sth) show or declare sb to be innocent : clear one's name * She was cleared of all charges. . 4 [Tn] get past or over (sth) without touching it : The horse cleared the fence easily. . * The car only just cleared (ie nearly hit) the gatepost. . * The winner cleared six feet, ie jumped six feet without touching the bar. . 5 (a) [Tn, Tn.pr] get permission for or allow (a ship, plane or cargo) to leave or enter a place or be unloaded : clear goods through customs, ie by paying the necessary duties * clear a plane for take-off . (b) [Tn] (of goods) pass through (sth) after satisfying official requirements : Our baggage has cleared customs. . 6 [Tn esp passive ] (a) officially approve (sb) before he is given special work or allowed to see or handle secret information : She's been cleared by security. . (b) declare (sth) to be acceptable : clear an article for publication . 7 [Tn] pass (a cheque) through a clearing-house (clear3) , . 8 [Tn] earn (money) as gain or profit : clear 1000 on a deal 1000 * clear (ie make enough money to cover) one's expenses . 9 [Tn] repay (sth) fully : clear one's debts, a loan, etc . 10 [I, Tn] (in football, hockey, etc) kick or hit (the ball) away from the area near the goal . 11 (idm ) clear the `air lessen or remove fears, worries or suspicions by talking about them openly : A frank discussion can help to clear the air. . clear the `decks (infml ) prepare for a particular activity, event, etc by removing anything that is not essential to it . 12 (phr v) clear (sth) away remove (objects) in order to leave a clear space : clear away the dishes . clear off (infml ) (esp imperative ) go or run away ; : You've no right to be here. Clear off! . ! * He cleared off as soon as he saw the policeman coming. , . clear sth off complete the payment of sth : clear off a debt . clear out (of...) (infml ) leave (a place) quickly : He cleared out before the police arrived. , . clear sth out make sth empty or tidy by removing what is inside it : clear out the attic . clear up (a) (of the weather) become fine or bright : I hope it clears up this afternoon. . (b) (of an illness, infection, etc) disappear as good health returns : Has your rash cleared up yet? ? clear (sth) up make (sth) tidy ; : Please clear up (the mess in here) before you go. . clear sth up remove doubt about sth; solve sth ; : clear up a mystery, difficulty, misunderstanding, etc . clear sb/sth with sb/sth have sb/sth inspected or approved by sb in authority []: You'll have to clear it with management. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:10
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/ klIE(r); klIr/ adv 1 clearly; distinctly ; ; : I can hear you loud and clear. , . 2 ~ (of sth) out of the way of sth; no longer near or touching sth ; : Stand clear of the doors. . * He managed to leap clear of (ie out of) the burning car. . * He jumped three inches clear of (ie above) the bar. . 3 completely ; : The prisoner got clear away. . 4 (idm ) keep/stay/steer clear (of sb/sth) avoid meeting sb or becoming involved with sth or going near a place or using sth : Try to keep clear of trouble. . * I prefer to keep clear of town during the rush-hour. . * (infml ) His doctor advised him to steer clear of alcohol. . pull sb/sth clear => pull2.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:10
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/ klIE(r); klIr/ v 1 (a) [I] become transparent : The muddy water slowly cleared. . (b) [I] (of the sky or the weather) become free of cloud or rain ; : The sky cleared after the storm. , . (c) [I, Ip] ~ (away) (of fog, smoke, etc) disappear : It was a fine day once the mist had cleared. . 2 (a) [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ A (of B)/~ B (from A) remove (sth that is unwanted or no longer needed) (from a place) : clear the table, eg take away dirty plates, etc after a meal * clear one's throat, ie remove phlegm from one's throat by coughing slightly * clear the streets of snow/clear snow from the streets * The land was cleared of trees. . * (fig ) clear one's mind of doubt . (b) [Tn] remove (data that is no longer required) from the memory of a computer or calculator . 3 [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (of sth) show or declare sb to be innocent : clear one's name * She was cleared of all charges. . 4 [Tn] get past or over (sth) without touching it : The horse cleared the fence easily. . * The car only just cleared (ie nearly hit) the gatepost. . * The winner cleared six feet, ie jumped six feet without touching the bar. . 5 (a) [Tn, Tn.pr] get permission for or allow (a ship, plane or cargo) to leave or enter a place or be unloaded : clear goods through customs, ie by paying the necessary duties * clear a plane for take-off . (b) [Tn] (of goods) pass through (sth) after satisfying official requirements : Our baggage has cleared customs. . 6 [Tn esp passive ] (a) officially approve (sb) before he is given special work or allowed to see or handle secret information : She's been cleared by security. . (b) declare (sth) to be acceptable : clear an article for publication . 7 [Tn] pass (a cheque) through a clearing-house (clear3) , . 8 [Tn] earn (money) as gain or profit : clear 1000 on a deal 1000 * clear (ie make enough money to cover) one's expenses . 9 [Tn] repay (sth) fully : clear one's debts, a loan, etc . 10 [I, Tn] (in football, hockey, etc) kick or hit (the ball) away from the area near the goal . 11 (idm ) clear the `air lessen or remove fears, worries or suspicions by talking about them openly : A frank discussion can help to clear the air. . clear the `decks (infml ) prepare for a particular activity, event, etc by removing anything that is not essential to it . 12 (phr v) clear (sth) away remove (objects) in order to leave a clear space : clear away the dishes . clear off (infml ) (esp imperative ) go or run away ; : You've no right to be here. Clear off! . ! * He cleared off as soon as he saw the policeman coming. , . clear sth off complete the payment of sth : clear off a debt . clear out (of...) (infml ) leave (a place) quickly : He cleared out before the police arrived. , . clear sth out make sth empty or tidy by removing what is inside it : clear out the attic . clear up (a) (of the weather) become fine or bright : I hope it clears up this afternoon. . (b) (of an illness, infection, etc) disappear as good health returns : Has your rash cleared up yet? ? clear (sth) up make (sth) tidy ; : Please clear up (the mess in here) before you go. . clear sth up remove doubt about sth; solve sth ; : clear up a mystery, difficulty, misunderstanding, etc . clear sb/sth with sb/sth have sb/sth inspected or approved by sb in authority []: You'll have to clear it with management. .
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:10
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/ klIE(r); klIr/ adv 1 clearly; distinctly ; ; : I can hear you loud and clear. , . 2 ~ (of sth) out of the way of sth; no longer near or touching sth ; : Stand clear of the doors. . * He managed to leap clear of (ie out of) the burning car. . * He jumped three inches clear of (ie above) the bar. . 3 completely ; : The prisoner got clear away. . 4 (idm ) keep/stay/steer clear (of sb/sth) avoid meeting sb or becoming involved with sth or going near a place or using sth : Try to keep clear of trouble. . * I prefer to keep clear of town during the rush-hour. . * (infml ) His doctor advised him to steer clear of alcohol. . pull sb/sth clear => pull2.
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY posted at 2009/11/22 13:41:10

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