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clutter something up

to mess something up; to fill something or some place up with too many things. Heaps of newspapers cluttered the room up and made it a fire hazard. Who cluttered up this house?
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Many seniors are at high risk for clutter because they begin to hold onto items they don't necessarily need as a way to remain in control of their lives.
Rasmussen's favorite trick for keeping off clutter pounds is to do "complete work.
If you want to regulate traffic and ensure drivers don't get lost and are made aware of hazards, you must appreciate that not all signs are clutter.
Clutter can relate to so many items such as paper, clothes, books, toys, make-up, crockery, pictures, furniture and all sorts.
Purge clutter weekly, and do a major cleanup twice a year.
It also warned that the ``slipshod hygiene'' caused by clutter could have ``dire consequences'' for patients.
A survey by Mindshare was recently published in TelevisionWeek showing ABC as the leading clutter network, devoting an average of 15 minutes, 31 seconds of each prime time hour to non-program material like ads and promos.
all this clutter and turmoil" to refer to a clutter of material objects (10); but "raise" and "turmoil" suggest a likelier meaning: "noisy turmoil or disturbance,.
Citing David Letterman and Saturday Night Live (a younger writer might have pointed to Jon Stewart and The Simpsons), Gitlin concludes, "Thus is knowingness, which began as a defense against the clutter that is the sum of all the image makers' attempts to break through the clutter composed of all the other attempts, itself a style that clutters the media stream.
Remove clutter, Clear your work space so that you can begin to think more clearly.
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There's nothing new about complaints about too many ads and too much advertising clutter, but today's reactions suggest that the cluttered aisles that used to annoy shoppers in the supermarket are a good metaphor for a cluttered marketplace, and an especially cluttered Web - with thousands of proliferating sites that are making some consumers feel more frazzled than ever - even as they are dazzled by the access to infinite quantities of information.