American English

Definition of clear adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    not near/touching
  1. 1clear (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 meters clear of the rest of the runners.
  2. all the way
  3. 2all the way to something that is far away She could see clear down the highway into the town.
  4. Word Familyclear adjective (unclear)clearly adverbclarity nounclarify verbclear 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 center 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 companies cannot see their way clear to taking on many interns.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clear