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clear out (2) Informal

Meaning: to leave a place, usually for a long time or forever

Synonym: leave

For example:

  • clear out If one of my kids was still living at home when he was thirty, I'd tell him to clear out and get a place of his own.

  • clear out Sarah told her parents she'd clear out and never come back if they didn't give her more freedom.

Quick Quiz:

Terry's landlord has given him a week to clear out of his apartment because Terry
  1. is such a good tenant
  2. is a month behind in the rent
  3. keeps the apartment so clean

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