Definition of clutter verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

clutter

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈklʌtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌtər//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clutter
BrE BrE//ˈklʌtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌtər//
 
he / she / it clutters
BrE BrE//ˈklʌtəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌtərz//
 
past simple cluttered
BrE BrE//ˈklʌtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌtərd//
 
past participle cluttered
BrE BrE//ˈklʌtəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌtərd//
 
-ing form cluttering
BrE BrE//ˈklʌtərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈklʌtərɪŋ//
 
 
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clutter something (up) (with something/somebody) to fill a place with too many things, so that it is untidy Don't clutter the page with too many diagrams. I don't want all these files cluttering up my desk. (figurative) Try not to clutter your head with trivia. Word Origin late Middle English: variant of dialect clotter ‘to clot’, influenced by cluster and clatter.Extra examples Don’t clutter the page with too many diagrams. Every surface was cluttered with an assortment of electronic equipment. I don’t want all these boxes cluttering up the place. Ski lifts clutter the mountains with pylons and cables.
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