clear out

clear out
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kleer out]
    • /klɪər aʊt/
    • /klɪə(r) ˈaʊt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kleer out]
    • /klɪər aʊt/

Definitions of clear out words

  • phrasal verb clear out If you tell someone to clear out of a place or to clear out, you are telling them rather rudely to leave the place. 3
  • phrasal verb clear out If you clear out a container, room, or house, you tidy it and throw away the things in it that you no longer want. 3
  • countable noun clear out When you have a clear-out, you collect together all the things that you do not want and throw them away. 3
  • verb clear out to go away: often used imperatively 3
  • verb clear out to remove and sort the contents of (a room, container, etc) 3
  • verb clear out to leave (someone) with no money 3

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Origin of clear out

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 out


clear out 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".

clear out usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for clear out

verb clear out

  • dispose of — to give a tendency or inclination to; incline: His temperament disposed him to argue readily with people.
  • 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.
  • remove — to move from a place or position; take away or off: to remove the napkins from the table.
  • sort — a particular kind, species, variety, class, or group, distinguished by a common character or nature: to develop a new sort of painting; nice people, of course, but not really our sort.
  • clean out — If you clean out something such as a cupboard, room, or container, you take everything out of it and clean the inside of it thoroughly.

Antonyms for clear out

verb clear out

  • fill — to make full; put as much as can be held into: to fill a jar with water.
  • fill up — a full supply; enough to satisfy want or desire: to eat one's fill.
  • put — to move or place (anything) so as to get it into or out of a specific location or position: to put a book on the shelf.
  • arrive — When a person or vehicle arrives at a place, they come to it at the end of a journey.

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