clear the cobwebs

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of clear the cobwebs

:to remove a feeling of confusion, vagueness, or lack of clarity about something (from one's mind)
  • She took a walk to clear the cobwebs from her head.

Word by Word Definitions

clear play
  1. : bright, luminous

  2. : cloudless

  3. : free from mist, haze, or dust

  1. : in a clear manner

  2. : all the way

  1. : to make clear or translucent

  2. : to free from pollution or cloudiness

  3. : to free from accusation or blame : exonerate, vindicate

  1. : a clear space or part

  2. : a high arcing shot over an opponent's head in badminton

cobweb play cobwebs
  1. : the network spread by a spider : spiderweb

  2. : tangles of the silken threads of a spiderweb usually covered with accumulated dirt and dust

  3. : something that entangles, obscures, or confuses


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