Definition of Clear out

1. Verb. Move out and leave nothing behind.

Generic synonyms: Move Out

2. Verb. Clear out the chest and lungs. "This drug expectorates quickly"
Exact synonyms: Drive Out, Expectorate
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away, Withdraw

3. Verb. Empty completely. "We cleaned out all the drawers"
Exact synonyms: Clean Out
Generic synonyms: Empty
Specialized synonyms: Clinker

Definition of Clear out

1. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) to completely empty ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic transitive) to remove or eject (from), especially forcibly ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) to leave quickly ¹

4. Verb. (idiomatic intransitive) to become empty ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clear Out

clear as crystal
clear as mud
clear away
clear cell
clear cell acanthoma
clear cell adenocarcinoma
clear cell carcinoma of kidney
clear cell hidradenoma
clear cut
clear ice
clear layer of epidermis
clear liquid diet
clear off
clear one's lines
clear one's throat
clear out (current term)
clear round
clear sailing
clear someone's name
clear the air
clear the decks
clear the throat
clear title
clear up
clear view screen
clearance hole

Literary usage of Clear out

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1891)
"Harper's Monthly, August, You'll have to clear out, and that pretty quick or I'll be after you with a sharp stick. 1885. Truth, J8 May, 1847. ..."

2. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"clear out. To decamp. On a table some types stood alone ; I thought I'd see if they'd ... [They] persecuted me so far, that I was compelled to clear out. ..."

3. Among the Cotton Thieves by Edward Bacon (1867)
"clear out, sir, or I will have you executed ignominiously." CHAPTER VIII. Dwight gets an Idea ; Night Performances ; Views from the Rifle Pits. ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood (1859)
"... to clear out from a house, to make it empty, to quit, to keep away from a place. Anno H. VII, it was enacted that all Scots dwelling within England and ..."

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