Clear

Clear

(klr), v. i. 1. To become free from clouds or fog; to become fair; -- of the weather; -- often followed by up, off, or away.
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So foul a sky clears not without a storm.
Shak.
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Advise him to stay till the weather clears up.
Swift.
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2. To become free from turbidity; -- of solutions or suspensions of liquids; as, the salt has not completely dissolved until the suspension clears up; when refrigerated, the juice may become cloudy, but when warmed to room temperature, it clears up again.
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3. To disengage one's self from incumbrances, distress, or entanglements; to become free. [Obs.]
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He that clears at once will relapse; for finding himself out of straits, he will revert to his customs; but he that cleareth by degrees induceth a habit of frugality.
Bacon.
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3. (Banking) To make exchanges of checks and bills, and settle balances, as is done in a clearing house.
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4. To obtain a clearance; as, the steamer cleared for Liverpool to-day.
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To clear out, to go or run away; to depart. [Colloq.]
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