: to cut down all the trees in (an area of forest)
He says there has been a massive deforestation as the Chinese have clear-cut millions of acres of Tibetan Forests to sell lumber on the export market …—Daniel Goleman
… native rain forest experts who harvest plants for traditional healers, make from two to 10 times per hectare the income of a farmer who clear-cuts the forest for planting crops.—Cathy Sears and Robert Neuwirth
The city’s independent budget analyst said the legal risks aren’t clear-cut, noting that the deals between the companies and the state don’t anticipate the question facing San Diego.—David Garrick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Jan. 2024 Although Latham and Locke’s principles seem pretty clear-cut, some are trickier than others.—Gina Jiménez, Scientific American, 22 Jan. 2024 Legal protections are not clear-cut and are uncertain until tested by litigation and/or legislation.—Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 16 Jan. 2024 But other times, one goaltender’s performance would surpass the other and call for a clear-cut starter.—Jenna Ortiz, The Arizona Republic, 13 Jan. 2024 But evidence is not clear-cut: the positions of erupting volcanoes don’t perfectly match the expectations of any heating hypothesis.—Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, 20 Nov. 2023 Confidence: Medium-High The weekend forecast isn’t totally clear-cut.—Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 18 Dec. 2023 Students, on average, ranked fairly high on anti-Israel sentiment.
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The results on antisemitism were less clear-cut: About 25% showed fairly high levels of antisemitic beliefs, though only about 2% were antisemitic across the board.—David Lauter, Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec. 2023 And this, misinformation generated by AI, is another thing that is clear-cut in terms of being problematic.—Lauren Goode, WIRED, 20 Nov. 2023 See More
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