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Idioms for clear

    in the clear,
    1. absolved of blame or guilt; free: He was suspected of the theft, but evidence put him in the clear.
    2. en clair.

Origin of clear

1250–1300; Middle English clere < Anglo-French, Old French cler < Latin clārus

synonym study for clear

3. See clean.

OTHER WORDS FROM clear

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British Dictionary definitions for clear off (1 of 2)

clear off

verb

(intr, adverb) informal to go away: often used imperatively

British Dictionary definitions for clear off (2 of 2)

Derived forms of clear

clearable, adjectiveclearer, nounclearness, noun

Word Origin for clear

C13 clere, from Old French cler, from Latin clārus clear, bright, brilliant, illustrious
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Idioms and Phrases with clear off (1 of 2)

clear off

1

See clear out, def. 1.

2

Become clear after cloudiness, fog, etc., as in I hope this fog clears off before morning. This phrase, first recorded in 1816, is heard less often today, clear alone often sufficing (I hope the fog clears). Also see clear up.

Idioms and Phrases with clear off (2 of 2)

clear

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