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clutter up

To overcrowd a space or area with something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clutter" and "up." I have so many books at home that they're starting to clutter up the place. Every time my kids come home from college for the summer, they clutter up the whole house with their stuff.
See also: up

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?
See also: up
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Too many overly cautious town hall officials are citing safety regulations as the reason for cluttering up our streets with an obstacle course, when the truth is very little is dictated by law.
Mr Pickles said: "Too many overly cautious town hall officials are citing safety regulations as the reason for cluttering up our streets with an obstacle course when the truth is very little is dictated by law.
Old furniture, carpets, kitchen units and planks of wood that had been gathering dust, cluttering up their attics and taking up space in the garden or garage went on the skip.
The older a computer, the more likely it has loads of junk on its hard drive--old temporary files, abandoned software applications, unused applications cluttering up the startup menu, broken shortcuts and bits and pieces of files scattered helter-skelter across the hard disk.
It was good to see a young chorus with energy and unflagging smiles rather than a gaggle of grown-ups cluttering up the stage.