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clear up

Meaning: If an illness or a condition like acne clears up, it improves until it's no longer a problem.

For example:

  • clear up As soon as I stopped swimming in the pool my skin cleared up, so something in the water must have been causing the rash.

  • clear up sth I bought some special Vitamin E cream to get rid of my pimples, and within a couple of weeks most of them had cleared up.

Quick Quiz:

My cold cleared up after I
  1. got caught in a storm
  2. took some vitamin C
  3. had a operation to remove it

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