Clear out

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Clear out (third-person singular simple present clears out, present participle clearing out, simple past and past participle cleared out)

  1. (idiomatic, transitive) to completely empty
    We had to clear out the attic so the guest could sleep there.
    clear out your inbox to make more space.
  2. (idiomatic, transitive) to remove or eject (from), especially forcibly
    The police cleared the crowd out of the street to investigate the accident.
    We need to get the trees cleared out the way before anything can drive down this path.
  3. (idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
    They cleared out as soon as the cops arrived.
  4. (idiomatic, intransitive) to become empty
    The town is packed in the summer, but clears out in the winter.


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