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Definition 1: free (the throat) by making a rasping sound - [verb of change]

Samples where clear up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Clear the throat

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(clear up is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 2: finish a task completely - [verb of change]

Samples where clear up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I finally got through this homework assignment

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(clear up is a kind of ...) come or bring to a finish or an end

"He finished the dishes" "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree" "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(... is a kind of clear up ) finish or complete, as with some decisive action

"he capped off the meeting with a radical proposal"

Definition 3: make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear - [verb of cognition]

Samples where clear up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Could you clarify these remarks?
  • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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(clear up is a kind of ...) make clear and (more) comprehensible

"clarify the mystery surrounding her death"

Definition 4: make clear and (more) comprehensible - [verb of communication]

Samples where clear up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • clarify the mystery surrounding her death

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(clear up is a kind of ...) make plain and comprehensible

"He explained the laws of physics to his students"

(... is a kind of clear up ) make less mysterious or remove the mystery from

"let's demystify the event by explaining what it is all about"

(... is a kind of clear up ) make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

"Could you clarify these remarks?" "Clear up the question of who is at fault"

(... is a kind of clear up ) add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing

"She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation"

(... is a kind of clear up ) state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from

"Can you disambiguate this statement?"

Definition 5: become clear - [verb of weather]

Samples where clear up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sky cleared after the storm

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