Synonyms for clear out

Grammar : Verb
Spell : kleer
Phonetic Transcription : klɪər

Top 10 synonyms for clear out Other synonyms for the word clear out

Définition of clear out

Origin :
  • late 13c., "bright," from Old French cler "clear" (of sight and hearing), "light, bright, shining; sparse" (12c., Modern French clair), from Latin clarus "clear, loud," of sounds; figuratively "manifest, plain, evident," in transferred use, of sights, "bright, distinct;" also "illustrious, famous, glorious" (source of Italian chiaro, Spanish claro), from PIE *kle-ro-, from root *kele- (2) "to shout" (see claim (v.)).
  • The sense evolution involves an identification of the spreading of sound and the spreading of light (cf. English loud, used of colors; German hell "clear, bright, shining," of pitch, "distinct, ringing, high"). Of complexion, from c.1300; of the weather, from late 14c.; of meanings or explanations, "manifest to the mind, comprehensible," c.1300. (An Old English word for this was sweotol "distinct, clear, evident.") Sense of "free from encumbrance," apparently nautical, developed c.1500. Phrase in the clear attested from 1715. Clear-sighted is from 1580s (clear-eyed is from 1529s); clear-headed is from 1709.
  • verb empty something
  • verb leave, often quickly
Example sentences :
  • On these occasions he always determined to clear out the bag.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • If it wasn't for mother and for Nancy, I'd clear out, boy; go off and hunt my fortune.
  • Extract from : « The Inn at the Red Oak » by Latta Griswold
  • It takes from three to four hours for them to clear out a house.
  • Extract from : « Harper's Young People, October 19, 1880 » by Various
  • I don't see what loss I should be, if I did clear out of the country.
  • Extract from : « The Eldest Son (Second Series Plays) » by John Galsworthy
  • I shall do what I can for Helen, but on the understanding that they clear out of the house at once.
  • Extract from : « Howards End » by E. M. Forster
  • If I was you I'd clear out of here and start somewheres else.
  • Extract from : « The Depot Master » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If you have you can clear out and let me get to my dish-washin'.
  • Extract from : « Cap'n Dan's Daughter » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Peer flung the book against the wall and told the other to clear out to the devil.
  • Extract from : « The Great Hunger » by Johan Bojer
  • Let them clear out of the country, and leave it to people who can make it pay.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • That noise and that awful shock make him clear out of the cabin.
  • Extract from : « Within the Tides » by Joseph Conrad

Antonyms for clear out

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