clear off


cleared off; clearing off; clears off

intransitive verb

chiefly British
: to go away : depart

Examples of clear off in a Sentence

told the onlookers to clear off so that the police could do their work
Recent Examples on the Web Israel-Gaza war Israel-Gaza war: Footage and satellite imagery show that Egypt is clearing off, and building a wall around a plot of land along its border with the Gaza Strip, amid fears of an Israeli offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah. Rachel Pannett, Washington Post, 19 Feb. 2024 Castellanos also saw another effort cleared off the line by Napoli defender Leo Østigård in a much better second period. Daniella Matar, USA TODAY, 28 Jan. 2024 Vehicles and windshields could also be frosted, so allow extra time to clear off vehicles in the morning. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2024 Most exfoliating scrubs rely on harsh ground-up shell or mild acids to clear off your dead skin, but Tatcha's formula uses a gentle combo of extra-fine rice bran and papaya enzymes. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 20 Nov. 2023 Spend a few minutes clearing off your desk at the end of your work day to give yourself a fresh start every morning. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 13 Nov. 2023 But the logistics of bringing the large troupe back together for a tour were always too daunting to even consider until just a few months ago when the SAG strike cleared off their calendars for the foreseeable future. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 30 Oct. 2023 Because while other scrubs typically rely on ground-up shell powder or mild acids to clear off your dead skin, Tatcha’s formula uses a gentle combination of extra-fine rice bran and papaya enzymes. Shanna Shipin, Glamour, 19 Oct. 2023 The heel breaks clear off her shoe, but the supermodel keeps walking so confidently, nobody even notices. Charlotte Triggs, Peoplemag, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1722, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clear off was in 1722

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“Clear off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

clear off

chiefly British
: to go away : depart sense 1a
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