3 / klIE(r); klIr/ v
(a) [I] become transparent 变得透明: The muddy water slowly cleared. 有泥的水慢慢地变清了. (b) [I] (of the sky or the weather) become free of cloud or rain （指天空或天气）变为无云或无雨; 转晴: The sky cleared after the storm. 暴风雨过後, 天空转晴了. (c) [I, Ip] ~ (away) (of fog, smoke, etc) disappear （指雾﹑ 烟等）消散: It was a fine day once the mist had cleared. 雾消散後是个晴天.
(a) [Tn, Tn.pr] ~ A (of B)/~ B (from A) remove (sth that is unwanted or no longer needed) (from a place) （从某处）移走（不要的东西）: clear the table, eg take away dirty plates, etc after a meal 收拾桌子（饭後拿走脏盘子等） * clear one's throat, ie remove phlegm from one's throat by coughing slightly 清清嗓子 * clear the streets of snow/clear snow from the streets 清除街道上的积雪 * The land was cleared of trees. 地上的树已清除. * (fig 比喻) clear one's mind of doubt 消除心中疑团. (b) [Tn] remove (data that is no longer required) from the memory of a computer or calculator （从电脑或计算器中）消除（数据）.
[Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sb (of sth) show or declare sb to be innocent 表明或宣称某人无辜: clear one's name 表明自己名声清白 * She was cleared of all charges. 对她的一切控告均已撤消.
[Tn] get past or over (sth) without touching it 经过或越过（某物）（但不触及）: The horse cleared the fence easily. 那匹马轻易地越过了篱笆. * The car only just cleared (ie nearly hit) the gatepost. 汽车险些碰上门柱. * The winner cleared six feet, ie jumped six feet without touching the bar. 优胜者跳过六英尺.
(a) [Tn, Tn.pr] get permission for or allow (a ship, plane or cargo) to leave or enter a place or be unloaded 准予（船﹑ 飞机或货物）通过: clear goods through customs, ie by paying the necessary duties 为货物报关（交税） * clear a plane for take-off 准予飞机起飞. (b) [Tn] (of goods) pass through (sth) after satisfying official requirements （指货物）（符合官方规定）通过（某物）: Our baggage has cleared customs. 我们的行李已通过海关检查.
[Tn esp passive 尤用於被动语态] (a) officially approve (sb) before he is given special work or allowed to see or handle secret information 正式批准（某人）可做机密工作或接触机密资料: She's been cleared by security. 她经保安部门批准可做机密工作. (b) declare (sth) to be acceptable 决定（某事物）可接受: clear an article for publication 决定一篇文章可以发表.
[Tn] pass (a cheque) through a clearing-house (clear3) （经票据交换所）结算, 清算（支票）.
[Tn] earn (money) as gain or profit 赚（钱）: clear 1000 on a deal 一项交易赚1000英镑 * clear (ie make enough money to cover) one's expenses 赚得足够开销的钱.
[Tn] repay (sth) fully 清偿（某事物）: clear one's debts, a loan, etc 还清自己的偿务﹑ 贷款等.
[I, Tn] (in football, hockey, etc) kick or hit (the ball) away from the area near the goal （足球﹑ 曲棍球等中）踢或击（球）使之离开球门区.
(idm 习语) clear the `air lessen or remove fears, worries or suspicions by talking about them openly （公开倾诉以）减轻或消除恐惧﹑ 忧虑或疑虑: A frank discussion can help to clear the air. 坦率的谈论有助於消除疑虑. clear the `decks (infml 口) prepare for a particular activity, event, etc by removing anything that is not essential to it （清除不必要的东西）准备某项行动﹑ 活动等.
(phr v) clear (sth) away remove (objects) in order to leave a clear space 移走（物件）以留出空间: clear away the dishes 收走碟子. clear off (infml 口) (esp imperative 尤用於祈使句) go or run away 走开; 跑开: You've no right to be here. Clear off! 你无权在这儿. 走开! * He cleared off as soon as he saw the policeman coming. 他一看到警察来了, 就逃跑了. clear sth off complete the payment of sth 付清某物的款: clear off a debt 付清债务. clear out (of...) (infml 口) leave (a place) quickly 迅速离开（某地）: He cleared out before the police arrived. 警察尚未来到, 他就急忙溜掉了. clear sth out make sth empty or tidy by removing what is inside it 清除某物内部将其腾空或使之整洁: clear out the attic 清理顶楼. clear up (a) (of the weather) become fine or bright （指天气）转晴: I hope it clears up this afternoon. 我希望今天下午天气转晴. (b) (of an illness, infection, etc) disappear as good health returns 痊愈: Has your rash cleared up yet? 你的皮疹好了吗? clear (sth) up make (sth) tidy 使（某物）整洁; 清理: Please clear up (the mess in here) before you go. 你走以前请（把这里的杂乱东西）整理好. clear sth up remove doubt about sth; solve sth 清除对某事的疑虑; 解决某事物: clear up a mystery, difficulty, misunderstanding, etc 清除疑团﹑ 解决困难﹑ 解除误会. clear sb/sth with sb/sth have sb/sth inspected or approved by sb in authority 使某人[某事物]经过某权威人士检验或批准: You'll have to clear it with management. 此事你必须得到管理部门准许.
# `clearing bank (Brit) any bank belonging to a clearing-house 票据交换银行.
`clearing-house n office at which banks exchange cheques and then pay in cash the amount they still owe each other 票据交换所.