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clear up

Definition of clear up in English:

1(Of an illness or other medical condition) become cured: all my health problems cleared up
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  • After taking medication, Sarah's condition appeared to clear up.
  • They offer to change your life by clearing up chronic conditions, lifting depressions, boosting your immune system and making you happy as well as healthy.
  • The condition usually clears up within 7 to 14 days.
2(Of the weather) become brighter.
Example sentences
  • If the weather clears up a little we might even go camping.
  • Of course, the weather soon cleared up again and July started nicely.
  • The weather has cleared up a lot and it's now sunny, but still windy.
2.1(Of rain) stop.
Example sentences
  • And after three days of heavy rain, it cleared up minutes before the ceremony.
  • There didn't seem to be quite a big a rush at first this year, but they began to pack in as the day went on, when the rain cleared up.
  • The rain even cleared up by the time we got to the registry office which meant we could take photos outside.
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