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- clear is part of the Basic English 850.
- A clear idea is an idea that is easy to understand.
- Antonym: confusing
- OK, so you need the key. I see. That's clear now.
- Now it's clear as a bell to me why you want to stay here.
- If it is clear that something is a certain way, there can be no mistake about it.
- The women made it clear that they were doing this only because they wanted to.
- It soon became perfectly clear that he was not going to get better.
- It's clear from looking at you that you couldn't lift it; you're too small.
- This is a clear example of an idea that works.
- If you are clear about something, you understand it well.
- Mike, I want to be clear about what you said, so can you tell me again.
- I'm sorry, but I'm not clear about what I'm supposed to do.
- If you are clear about something, you make it easy for people to understand you.
- The coach had been very clear about what he wanted them to do.
- They haven't been so clear about how much water is in there.
- If your head or your thinking is clear, then you can think well.
- After his coffee and a quick walk, his head felt clear.
- On Monday, he looked confused and didn't say much, but the next day, his thinking seemed more clear.
- If something is clear, people can see through it.
- Synonym: transparent
- The window is made of clear glass.
- The water wasn't clear enough to see the bottom.
- If something is clear, it has nothing that gets in your way.
- I try to drive to work only when the roads are clear.
- It's supposed to be clear and sunny today.
- That table's not clear yet. Can you get the stuff off it?
- The skies were clear of clouds.
- If something is clear, it is easy to see or hear.
- The picture wasn't clear enough to see whose face it was.
- At first, the radio was noisy, but we moved and then we got clear, rich sound.
- If your skin is clear, it has no spots on it.
- Her deep honey skin was clear except for the small mark on her left cheek.
- If your eyes are clear, they are healthy, bright, and lively.
- His eyes were sharp and clear, and full of fun.
- Clear profit is profit after tax.
- These are priced so high that the manufacturers pocket $8,000 clear profit per $30,000 unit.
- If you have a clear conscience or your conscience is clear, you do not feel guilty.
- Antonym: guilty
- I sleep perfectly at night. I have a clear conscience. I don't have blood on my hands.
- (transitive) If you clear something, you move or remove things that you don't want there.
- You clear the table and I'll get coffee ready.
- We'll have to clear out the garage to make room for the new car.
- My grandparents cleared this land so that we could live and farm here.
- I worked for ten minutes to clear a path in the snow from the door to the road.
- About 13 million hectares of forest were cleared each year.
- (intransitive) If something clears, it becomes clear.
- After the fire, it took some time for the air to clear.
- Above her, the black sky cleared, until she could see the thousands of stars all across it.
- The window fogged and cleared as she breathed on it.
- (intransitive) If something clears, it goes away, leaving the place it was clear.
- Synonym: disappear
- After the fire, it took some time for the smoke to clear.
- He couldn't see well as car drove up the dirt road, but after the dust had cleared, he could see it was his father.
- (transitive) If you clear your throat, you cough lightly to make speaking easier.
- Tears filled her eyes again, and she cleared her throat. "As soon as I can, I'll get on a plane and meet you."
- (transitive & intransitive) If you clear the air, or if the air clears, you talk about a problem so that nobody has doubts or bad feelings.
- I think it's important for me to tell you what has happened and clear the air about this matter.
- (transitive) If you clear somebody to do something, you give them permission.
- His personal plane had been cleared to land at the airport.
- (transitive & intransitive) If your head, mind, thinking, etc. clears then you become able to think well.
- The coffee helped to clear her head, and she sat down to think.
- (transitive) If you clear something, you get over it without touching it or without a problem.
- Synonym: hit
- The bike got air and cleared the water by a meter.
- (transitive) If you clear somebody of something bad you show that they did not do it.
- After clearing him of any wrongdoing, the police set him free.
- (transitive) If you clear a hurdle, you solve one of a number of problems.
- The case has many more hurdles to clear before it can go to trial.
- The winner had to clear plenty of hurdles before beating Clement.
- After the dust clears is some time later, when there is no more trouble or confusion.
- It took a few weeks, but after the dust had cleared, and everybody had gone home, he realized he had enjoyed it.
- (transitive & intransitive) If a cheque clears, then the money is ready to be used.
- (transitive) If you clear a certain amount of money, you make that as profit (after expenses).
- (sports) (transitive) If you clear the ball or puck, you move it away from your own goal.
- Out of, away from, especially too far away to be noticed or caught.
- After a short walk, we were clear of the town.
- The fish was so heavy that he couldn't get it clear of the water.
- After their fight, he steered clear of her for a week.
- It was so crowded that they had to fight their way out and clear of the people.
- So far, the company has stayed clear of trouble.
- Two more wins would put them clear of the Giants.
- Just clear of the school yard, students were smoking.
- (before a preposition) Completely, without limit.
- You could see clear across the water, all the way to the church 60 km away on the other side.