clear away

clear a·way
C c


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kleer uh-wey]
    • /klɪər əˈweɪ/
    • /klɪə(r) əˈweɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleer uh-wey]
    • /klɪər əˈweɪ/

Definitions of clear away words

  • phrasal verb clear away When you clear things away or clear away, you put away the things that you have been using, especially for eating or cooking. 3
  • verb clear away to remove (objects) from (the table) after a meal 3
  • noun clear away to take away so as to leave a cleared space 3
  • noun clear away to go away; go out of sight 3
  • adjective clear away free from darkness, obscurity, or cloudiness; light: a clear day. 1
  • adjective clear away transparent; pellucid: clear water. 1

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Origin of clear away

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
1250-1300; Middle English clere < Anglo-French, Old French cler < Latin clārus

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Parts of speech for Clear away


clear away popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 100% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for clear away

verb clear away

  • get rid of — to clear, disencumber, or free of something objectionable (usually followed by of): I want to rid the house of mice. In my opinion, you'd be wise to rid yourself of the smoking habit.
  • ship — a romantic relationship between fictional characters, especially one that people discuss, write about, or take an interest in, whether or not the romance actually exists in the original book, show, etc.: popular ships in fan fiction.
  • transport — to carry, move, or convey from one place to another.
  • pull out — to draw or haul toward oneself or itself, in a particular direction, or into a particular position: to pull a sled up a hill.
  • transfer — to convey or remove from one place, person, etc., to another: He transferred the package from one hand to the other.

Antonyms for clear away

verb clear away

  • permit — to allow to do something: Permit me to explain.
  • welcome — a kindly greeting or reception, as to one whose arrival gives pleasure: to give someone a warm welcome.
  • insert — to put or place in: to insert a key in a lock.
  • remain — to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
  • ratify — to confirm by expressing consent, approval, or formal sanction: to ratify a constitutional amendment.

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