clear up

Definition of clear up

  1. 1 of weather or the sky :  to change so that there are no clouds, fog, etc. The sky cleared up after the rain. It's cloudy now, but it's clearing up gradually.

  2. 2 of the skin :  to become free of marks or spots My skin cleared up when I started using the cream.

  3. 3 :  to go away My symptoms cleared up once I started using the cream.

  4. 4 British :  to make an area clean or tidy Let's clear up before we leave.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  bright, luminous

    :  cloudless

    :  less than one-tenth covered

  1. :  in a clear manner

    :  all the way

  1. :  to make clear or translucent

    :  to free from pollution or cloudiness

    :  to free from accusation or blame :  exonerate, vindicate

  1. :  a clear space or part

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

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated

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