Definition of clear adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//klɪə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//klɪr//
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    not near/touching
  1. 1  clear (of something) away from something; not near or touching something Stand clear of the train doors. He injured his arm as he jumped clear of the car. By lap two Walker was two metres clear of the rest of the runners.
  2. all the way
  3. 2(especially North American English) all the way to something that is far away She could see clear down the highway into the town.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French cler, from Latin clarus.Word Familyclear adjective (unclear)clearly adverbclarity nounclarify verbIdioms
    keep/stay/steer clear (of somebody/something)
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    to avoid a person or thing because it may cause problems Steer clear of the centre of town at this time of the evening.
    see your way (clear) to doing something/to do something
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    to find that it is possible or convenient to do something Small builders cannot see their way clear to take on many trainees.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clear