clear of


: away from (something dangerous, harmful, etc.)
Keep/Stay clear of trouble!
We'll pick up speed once we get clear of the heavy traffic.

Examples of clear of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Anyone who suggests that a return to monetarism could have prevented the reemergence of inflation in recent years should look carefully at Thatcher’s experience with monetarism—and at Paul Volcker’s too—and steer well clear of it. Tim Lankester, Fortune, 16 May 2024 If finding indoor shelter is not an option: • Steer clear of open fields, hilltops, or ridge tops. Star-Telegram Bot, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 16 May 2024 Image Millionaire and billionaire political donors who are reconsidering Mr. Trump include not just longtime Republican boosters returning to back the party’s presumptive nominee but donors like Mr. Griffin who steered clear of the former president in his two prior runs for the White House. Rob Copeland, New York Times, 15 May 2024 Cording added that people with swallowing problems and small children should steer clear of the pearls. Korin Miller, Health, 9 May 2024 There are some ingredients to steer clear of for any tile, and others that depend on the material. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 May 2024 With the victory, the Dodgers (20-13) moved 5½ games clear of the fourth-place Diamondbacks (14-18) in the NL West standings. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, 2 May 2024 Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week 2024 There are plenty of gifts out there for teachers, so steer clear of the coffee mugs and consider these. Marina Johnson, The Indianapolis Star, 1 May 2024 Spruce warns that anyone who is regularly tested for THC may want to steer clear of its products. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2024

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“Clear of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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