Clear up - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈklɪr ʌp|
Brit.  |klɪər ʌp|  British pronunciation of the word clear up


- make clear and (more) comprehensible (syn: clarify, elucidate)
- finish a task completely (syn: finish up, get through, mop up, polish off, wrap up)
- free (the throat) by making a rasping sound (syn: clear)
- become clear (syn: brighten, clear, light up)
- make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear (syn: clear, crystallize, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, sort out)

Extra examples

When you've finished your meal, please clear up the kitchen.

The police have been trying to clear up the mystery of the man's death.

Her face cleared up when she read the letter.

In many cases the disease will clear up of its own accord.

I don't mind you using the kitchen as long as you clear up afterwards.

Adam, clear up this mess before your father sees it.

There are a couple of points we need to clear up before the meeting begins.

We were all in fits of laughter trying to clear up the mess.

Right, I'm going to clear up, and you can jolly well help me.

Sorry the place is so messy, I haven't had time to clear up.

I think we should clear up this misapprehension.

The army are helping to clear up after the floods.

They all went out, leaving yours truly to clear up the mess.

Do you want me to clear up the tables and chairs and what not?

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