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clear off

1. To remove something, often multiple objects, from a particular place or surface. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "clear" and "off." Just clear those books off the desk and stack them over here.
2. To leave a place. Often used as an imperative. You all clear off, or I'll call the cops!
3. To become clear or sunny, as of the sky after a period of clouds or fog. It sure became a beautiful, sunny day once the fog cleared off!
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clear something off something

 and clear something off
to take something off something. Please clear the dishes off the table. I'll clear off the dishes.
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clear off (of some place)

to depart; to get off someone's property. Clear off my property! Clear off, do you hear?
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clear off

1. See clear out, def. 1.
2. Become clear after cloudiness, fog, etc., as in I hope this fog clears off before morning. This phrase, first recorded in 1816, is heard less often today, clear alone often sufficing ( I hope the fog clears). Also see clear up.
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clear off

v.
1. To remove something that is covering some area: She cleared off the papers that were cluttering her desk. He cleared the dirt off the windowsill.
2. To clean some area by removing items that are there: He cleared off the worktable to make room for the new equipment. She cleared the counter off and wiped it with a sponge.
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At the start of the second period, Ryan Valentine was forced to clear off the line but after that, it was all Wrexham.
Two minutes later Field went close again when Nicholas Brooks headed goalwards, but this time Bedworth's caretaker player manager Ian Drewitt was on hand to clear off the line.
Parkin forced Bale to clear off the line and Dean Marney's long-range drive was saved by Kelvin Davis.
Kirk Broadfoot was denied by the woodwork and David Bagan twice had to clear off the line before with 13 minutes to go substitute John Baird saw a close range shot deflected past the keeper to set up a grandstand finale as Saints threw everything forward.
IThe magazine also listed cars to steer clear off as the Fiat Brava and Bravo, Peugeot 406 and the pre-June 2002 Vauxhall Vectra.
DAVID O'LEARY last night told Arsene Wenger to stop moaning about the demands of English football or "clear off" back to Japan.
If you moan about it, you should clear off and work in another country where there are less games.
Sub David Vaughan had an angled shot well saved, Rodgers almost got off the mark with an angled effort before his goal and then former Crewe favourite Jermaine Wright had to clear off the line from Taylor's header.
Crewe had battled hard but just lacked the quality and, when Colin Little's lob cleared the advancing keeper, Eddie Youds was there to clear off the line.
They say they should clear off, with the help of the Government, and live somewhere else.