clear verb

1 remove sth that is not wanted/needed

ADV. completely, totally The site must be completely cleared and made safe for children. | partially | hastily, quickly She hastily cleared a space for him to sit down. | away Can you clear away all your toys now?

PREP. from They cleared the mud from the steps. | of We cleared the path of leaves. | off Clear those papers off the desk.

2 your head/mind

ADV. suddenly His face suddenly cleared as understanding dawned.

VERB + CLEAR try to I went for a walk to try to clear my head. | help (to) Correct breathing helps to clear the mind and reduce tension.

3 prove sb innocent

ADV. formally The three defendants were formally cleared by the judge.

PREP. of Four men accused of assault have been cleared of all charges.