Definition of clear up in English:

clear up

  • 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: I said I would fix the roof when the weather clears up
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    • 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: the drizzle looked unlikely to clear up
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    • 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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