clear out


Definition of clear out 

transitive verb

: to drive out or away usually forcibly

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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

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Like during the recovery of Glacier Girl, the team will use large heat plates to tunnel down to the aircraft, then send workers down clear out a cavern around the plan with blasts of hot water. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "WWII P-38 Discovered Under 300 Feet of Ice in Greenland," 27 July 2018 As if Fashion Nova hadn't already cleared out your wallet in the pursuit of dressing like the rapper, prepare to just throw your money at the fashion brand now. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Fashion Nova Is Launching an Affordable Makeup Line Called Nova Beauty," 25 July 2018 However, later Tuesday afternoon, CNN reported that Trump has made the decision to fire Ricardel but is giving her some to clear out her desk before announcing it. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Melania Trump publicly demanded a top NSC aide’s firing — and reportedly got it," 13 Nov. 2018 But that schedule didn't stop her from clearing out time to hang with the members of BTS while on a tour stop in Seoul, South Korea. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Halsey and BTS Hang Out in South Korea," 7 Aug. 2018 Foodborne botulism is typically treated by clearing out the digestive system, so your doctor may give you medication that induces vomiting or bowel movements. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Taco Bell has just issued a warning for its popular salsa con queso.," 25 July 2018 The actions appear aimed at clearing out opposition strongholds after nearly three months of protests that have killed roughly 300 people, mostly unarmed protesters. Robbie Whelan, WSJ, "Eleven Killed in Nicaragua as Government Targets Opposition Strongholds," 15 July 2018 And now, say scientists, it could be used to clear out space junk orbiting the Earth. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "New Space Junk Solution Would Clean Up Debris With Ion Beams," 27 Sep. 2018 Skies should start clearing out by midday, Dang said. Anna Buchmann, sacbee, "Here’s why it was cloudy with morning sprinkles in Sacramento. How long will it last?," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of clear out

1613, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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