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verb (adverb)
(tr) to explain or solve (a mystery, misunderstanding, etc)
to put (a place or thing that is disordered) in order
(intr) (of the weather) to become brighter
noun clear-up (ˈklɪərˌʌp)
the act or an instance of clearing up
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clear up

1

Clarify, explain, solve, as in Let's try to clear up this misunderstanding. [Late 1600s]

2

Become clear, as in After the storm, it cleared up very quickly. [Early 1600s]

3

Return something to a normal condition, cure, as in This new salve will clear up your rash.

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