clear out

phrasal verb
Word forms "clear out":
present tense I/you/we/they clear out he/she/it clears out present participle clearing out past tense cleared out past participle cleared out
1)
a) [intransitive/transitive] to make a place or container clean or tidy by removing things that are not wanted and getting rid of any dirt or dust in it

I'm going to clear out the cupboards tomorrow.

b) to remove things that are not wanted from a place or container in order to make it tidy

Isn't it about time you cleared out some of your junk?

2)
a) [intransitive] informal to leave a place quickly and often permanently
clear out of:

I sometimes feel like clearing out of here altogether.

b) informal used for telling someone rudely to leave a room or building

Just clear out!


English dictionary. 2014.

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