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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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A US team led by Professor Kalipada Pahan, from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, found low-dose aspirin stimulated the formation of lysosomes - tiny sacs in cells filled with digestive enzymes that help break down and clear away unwanted or harmful material.
The Environment Agency issued a notice to Ward Bros (Steel) Ltd, based at Quality Row, asking the firm to clear away a number of steel cans as the |residual waste on them had attracted insects
But this will clear away by lunchtime and it will brighten up in the afternoon.
THE torrential rains which have been sweeping the country, especially along the east coast, are set to clear away.
They will be ploughed straight away so the smell should clear away today (Thursday)."
Scientists have discovered that a gene linked to Alzheimer's disease may play a beneficial role in cell survival by enabling neurons to clear away toxic proteins.
Temperatures across the country will struggle to make it into double figures on Sunday, as widespread showers that lashed the country overnight gradually clear away.
AT last our justice system is being used for the good of the people now that criminals have been ordered to get off their backsides and clear away ice and snow from our pavements.
A Met Office spokeswoman said: "It will probably be cloudy with some rain in the morning, but that should clear away soon after 1pm and it will then become increasingly sunny as the afternoon goes on.
Instead we need a proactive approach that takes women seriously as equal members of the people of God and begins to clear away the canonical stumbling blocks to their full participation, in whatever form that may come.
Healthy brain cells produce this protein in small amounts and regularly clear away any excess.
Surgimedics offers a line of high quality products that clear away surgical smoke and promote greater visibility at the surgical site.
In the past, the FAA has dealt with poor weather by keeping planes at small airports on the ground while large airports clear away backed up traffic.
The robot then removes the molded parts and two pneumatic nozzles clear away residual materials and the cycle starts again.
Giving yourself some time to retreat allows you to clear away the mental clutter.