clear off

phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word forms "clear off":
present tense I/you/we/they clear off he/she/it clears off present participle clearing off past tense cleared off past participle cleared off British informal
a) to leave a place quickly

They've all cleared off and left me to clean this mess up.

b) used for telling someone rudely to go away

Clear off, both of you!


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