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Definition of "clear away" [clear away]

  • To tidy up, to remove mess or obstacles from a place to make it neat. (verb)
  • To leave, disappear (verb)
  • To dispose of, to get rid of, to remove. (verb)
  • (transitive) To prepare some object for use by removing obstacles, untying or unfastening it. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "clear away" in a sentence
  • "At the ABC luncheons, the three top advisers would work through a list of some ten to twenty topics, trying to clear away what Berger called second-tier issues."
  • "'Mr Quorn,' the chief inspector told us conversationally 'was found by council workers who went to clear away a decaying rubbish dump left behind on a farmer's land when a band of travellers moved on."
  • "Scientific observers affirm that by means of an acid which the ECHINUS secretes, it disintegrates the rock, and that the jaws are used merely to clear away the softened rubbish."