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clearing

noun

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1 a setting free from a charge of wrongdoing
  • the clearing of his good name became his obsession

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2 a small area of usually open land
  • deer browsing in a clearing in the woods

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clearing

verb
present participle of clear

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1 to rid the surface of (as an area) from things in the way
  • the early settlers worked hard to clear the land for crops

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3 to give what is owed for
  • finally cleared the last debt

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4 to remove the contents of
  • cleared a drawer so there would be a place to store his clothes

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6 to set free from entanglement or difficulty
  • cleared himself of any involvement in the matter

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7 to make passage through (something) possible by removing obstructions
  • plows promptly cleared the roads of snow

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8 to free from a charge of wrongdoing
  • she had once been accused of embezzlement, but an investigation by the bank cleared her

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10 to take away from a place or position
  • cleared the dishes from the table

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11 to give information to
  • please clear my mind about the new arrangement regarding reimbursement for traveling expenses

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12 to receive after charges and deductions have been made
  • cleared enough from that stock transaction to be able to afford a new luxury automobile

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The first known use of clearing was in the 14th century

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“Clearing.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clearing. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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