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clear away

1. To move someone or something aside, especially if it causes an obstruction or is no longer needed. Now that I've cleared away those overgrown bushes, our living room gets so much more sunlight! Tell the busboys to go and clear away all the dinner plates so that we can start serving dessert.
2. To move away from something. The sound of approaching sirens caused most of the partiers to clear away.
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clear something away

to take something away. Please clear the children's toys away. Would you clear away the dishes?
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clear away

v.
1. To remove something that is covering some area, especially something that is no longer being used: She cleared away the snow on the sidewalk so that no one would slip. I cleared the dishes away after dinner.
2. To move away from some place: He cleared away from the dangerous cliff. The crowd cleared away when the police arrived.
3. To make someone or some group move away from some place: The troopers cleared the crowd away from the crime scene. The police cleared away the crowd in preparation for the celebrity's arrival.
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So in that respect he is different from a lot of horses, he doesn't pull up in front, he just clears away from them.
Page Museum at the La Brea Tar Pits -- Elissa Wall, a 39-year-old volunteer excavator from Winnetka, clears away gloppy black sediment from a knot of saber-tooth cat bones that poke through the molasses ground.
Because radiation from any star such as Vega quickly clears away such particles, Su's team concludes that the dust must have been produced by recent collisions.
The immune therapy, which so far has only been tried on mice, clears away plaques and ``tangles'' of protein that clog up and destroy the brain.
At the end of this novel, a catharsis occurs that clears away the secrets that have kept them from their dreams, and with this cleansing comes hope for Keisha.
Embedded with oatmeal, the exfoliation action clears away dead skin, while moisturising vitamin E, Marula oil and Panthenol get to work on the new cells underneath.
11g wireless router, and color touch screen, Verizon One simplifies DSL installation and home network setup, clears away the clutter of multiple devices and is configured for Verizon's iobi Home(sm) service that brings together telephone and online communications into one user interface.
Working with an enzyme that clears away such cellular debris, scientists in Germany have opened a new line of research into this autoimmune disease.
Stacy pluckily clears away an ant colony that threatens a poolside scene while the director shouts ``she shouldn't be doing that, she's the star
MBC has rapid growth in mind and MediaClient/MediaLibrary clears away the complications by combining the renowned scalability and resilience of our video systems with the connectivity and media format independence of IT operations.
Likewise, the elements of magical realism (Pied Piper-like ice-cream vendors playing ethereal, beckoning music that only certain youngsters can hear, or the street-cleaning service that clears away unwanted husbands as efficiently as garbage) seldom rise above their novelty.
Adam Heller and Yaron Paz, chemical engineers at the University of Texas at Austin, have devised a chemical coating for glass surfaces that automatically clears away most types of dirt and grime.
PHOTO (1-2--Color) (Photo 2 ran in Simi Edition only) Above, John Downey, 72, of Simi Valley, clears away shrubs to divert a trail.
Our progressive refinement methodology clears away the clutter of nanometer details so engineers can focus on high impact design decisions.
The settlement with the SEC clears away one of the possible legal problems for Tyson, now 66, who has stepped down from active management of the company, the nation's largest chicken processor, but remains a large shareholder.