clear out (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb clear out (1).

Meaning: to tidy a place by removing things that shouldn't be there

Synonym: clean out

For example:

  • clear out sth If we clear out dad's old toolshed, the kids can use it as a playhouse.

  • clear sth out Before the new accountant moves into the office, Stan will have to clear his stuff out.

Quick Quiz:

After telling her boyfriend he had to leave, Kylie went into the bedroom and cleared out

a. all of his things

b. all of his memories

c. all of his money

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Contributor: Matt Errey