Share this entry

clear-out Line breaks: clear-out
Pronunciation: /ˈkliəaʊt/

Definition of clear-out in English:


chiefly British
A removal and disposal of unwanted items or material: have a grand clear-out and put the whole place straight a staff clear-out is being planned
More example sentences
  • The pit is thought to represent a clear-out of unwanted material when the university's anatomy department moved premises in 1767.
  • In order to make space for their ever-increasing catalogue, and promote their more recent under-exposed products, it is planning a clear-out of some of the shop's older designs later this year.
  • His site allows individuals to rid themselves of unused bits and pieces from garage clear-outs or old toys which can be advertised on the site for collection with the knowledge they are being put to good use.

Share this entry


What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources