clearing

(redirected from clearings)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.

clear the atmosphere

To alleviate tension, often in a group setting. Similar to the phrase "clear the air." I know my parents are still mad at me for missing curfew, so I'm going to try to clear the atmosphere this morning by apologizing profusely.
See also: atmosphere, clear

clear the way for

To make it possible for something else to happen. The compromise with congress cleared the way for the president's spending bill. The blockers need to help clear the way for a touchdown.
See also: clear, way
Full browser ?