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clearing1 British & World English

An open space in a forest, especially one cleared for cultivation

clearing2 British & World English

A system used by universities to fill the remaining available undergraduate places before the start of the academic year

clearing English Thesaurus

at last the trees gave way to a clearing

clear British & World English

Make or become clear, in particular:

clearing bank British & World English

A bank which is a member of a clearing house

clearing house British & World English

A bankers' establishment where cheques and bills from member banks are exchanged, so that only the balances need be paid in cash

clear up in clear British & World English

(Of an illness or other medical condition) become cured

clear up British & World English

(Of an illness or other medical condition) become cured

clear up in clear something up British & World English

Tidy something up by removing rubbish or other unwanted items

clear something out in clear British & World English

Remove the contents from something so as to tidy it or free it for alternative use

clear something up in clear British & World English

Solve or explain something

clear something out British & World English

Remove the contents from something so as to tidy it or free it for alternative use

clear something up British & World English

Solve or explain something

clear the air in clear British & World English

Make the air less humid

clear the decks in clear British & World English

Prepare for an event or course of action by dealing with anything that might hinder progress

clear one's lines in clear British & World English

Make a kick sending the ball well upfield from near one’s own goal line

clear the table in clear British & World English

Remove dishes and cutlery from a table after a meal

clear one's throat in clear British & World English

Cough slightly so as to speak more clearly, attract attention, or to express hesitancy before saying something awkward

clear the way in clear British & World English

Remove an obstacle or hindrance to allow progress

clear the air British & World English

Make the air less humid

clear the decks British & World English

Prepare for an event or course of action by dealing with anything that might hinder progress

clear one's lines British & World English

Make a kick sending the ball well upfield from near one’s own goal line

clear the table British & World English

Remove dishes and cutlery from a table after a meal

clear one's throat British & World English

Cough slightly so as to speak more clearly, attract attention, or to express hesitancy before saying something awkward

clear the way British & World English

Remove an obstacle or hindrance to allow progress

Automated Clearinghouse British & World English

The electronic clearing and settlement system used for financial transactions by US commercial banks and other institutions

clear the name of British & World English

Show to be innocent

blow away the cobwebs in cobweb British & World English

Banish a state of lethargy; refresh oneself

blow away the cobwebs British & World English

Banish a state of lethargy; refresh oneself