clear-v; 5 Senses

Sense Number 1: remove block, impediments, or impurities to make unblocked or clean

NOTE: This sense is broad, so please read the examples to get a sense of the range. Syntax Includes: NP1 CLEAR NP2[patient] NP1[topic] CLEAR Includes: CLEAR AWAY, CLEAR OFF, CLEAR OUT, CLEAR THE THROAT, CLEAR UP

It took several hours to clear the road after the accident.
I'll make the coffee if you clear the table.
If you use nasal spray, your nose should clear a bit.
If you press this key, the computer screen will clear.
Are you sure you want to clear out your entire inbox?
On average it needed to lower prices to clear the overstock.
The suspect was cleared of the murder charges.
Sky cleared up after the storm.
The wind cleared the dusty road.
The skin will clear in a couple days.
Sam cleared his throat before speaking up.
Taking a walk around the park helps me clear my head.
I need to clear my name of this appalling and baseless slur.
I'll clear us a way through the crowd.
I spent the entire morning clearing the leaves from the front yard.
Is there anything that can be done to clear my name off this mortgage?
We have several solutions that will consolidate and clear your debts.
We cleared away the remaining last scrapts of rubbish on the floor.
Clear off or I'll go to the police!
She asked her husband to clear out of the apartment.
The unidentified vessel suddenly cleared off from the radar.
Clear the way for the sea turtles on the beach!

VerbNet: clear-10.3-1,free-80-1,other_cos-45.4,preparing-26.3-1,weather-57
FrameNet: Emptying,Removing
PropBank: clear.01,clear.04
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 12, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
clear_off 1
clear_the_throat 1
clear_up 2, 3, 4
clear_away 1
clear_out 1, 2, 3

Sense Number 2: remove confusion, ambiguities, or negative emotions

Commentary: Includes: CLEAR THE AIR, CLEAR UP

I know you only wanted to clear up your argument, but you started a whole new debate.
It made me feel honored that you took time to clear your point up.
The group called a meeting to finally clear the air.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
clear_up 1, 2, 5
clear_the_air 1

Sense Number 3: receive or satisfy official approval or authorization

Content of the agenda for each meeting should be cleared by the chairman.
We have been cleared to take off, and we'll do so momentarily.
I don't know if I can get the car tonight. I'll have to clear it with Mom.
Make sure you really intend to cross over the border before you clear the customs.
The bill cleared the House without much opposition.
The check should clear in 2 business days.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: Verdict
PropBank: clear.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4, 6, 7, 11, 17

Sense Number 4: move without touching or making contact

The horse cleared over the fence with few inches to spare.
The pilot poured the coals to his charge and the plane cleared the trees.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 9

Sense Number 5: make profit

The company cleared their 1 million dollar mark, yesterday.
It cleared a profit of 2500 pounds per year.
With this side job, I can easily clear $5000 each month.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 13, 14, 15