clear out

verb
cleared out; clearing out; clears out

Definition of clear out

transitive verb

: to drive out or away usually forcibly

Examples of clear out in a Sentence

police used tear gas to clear out the demonstrators everyone cleared out as soon as the fire alarm began sounding
Recent Examples on the Web They should be totally done near and east of Interstate 95 by 6 to 8 p.m. Skies will clear out, which should present some late-night opportunities to check out the moon becoming full during the pre-dawn hours. Washington Post, 17 Mar. 2022 The legislation gave authorities financial tools to cut off funding to the protesters and compel towing firms to clear out the vehicles, among other measures. Brian Platt, Fortune, 23 Feb. 2022 Max Kothari, the chief executive of Express Kitchens, watched COVID-19 clear out cubicles in the Hartford office of the remodeler as infections spiked last week. Seamus Mcavoy, courant.com, 9 Jan. 2022 The winter storm that dropped record amounts of snow on the Sierra left many residents and visitors trapped inside their homes while local officials scrambled to clear out roads, reopen highways and assist people with transportation. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, 28 Dec. 2021 Asthma patients who got legal help forcing their landlords to clean up mold and clear out roaches were less likely to be hospitalized, one study found. Emily Alpert Reyes Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2021 Bullock went to Kordes' apartment, anyway, armed with a syringe filled with charcoal to help clear out the monkey's system. Kevin Grasha, The Enquirer, 29 Apr. 2022 That’s why developers use all sorts of anti-cheat systems to clear out the players that find ways to abuse the game and ruin the experience for everyone else. Chris Smith, BGR, 28 Apr. 2022 So ironically, the secret to a better medicine cabinet is to simply clear out the medicines. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of clear out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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The first known use of clear out was in 1613

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Last Updated

18 May 2022

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“Clear out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clear%20out. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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