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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. To convey this meaning, the phrase is 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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Lee Bullock saw his effort saved by Wrexham goalkeeper Michael Ingham and Lee Roche had to clear off the line from Brown from the resulting corner.
Constable surged forward, rounded goalkeeper Sam Russell and, with the whole goal to aim at, fired straight at the grateful Collins who had managed to retreat quickly enough to clear off the line.
Chances were rare on a sticky pitch, although Drumbo should have taken the lead in the first half, as their striker rounded Wilson in the Newington goal, only to see Jamie McGarel clear off the line.
Of course the Dutch striker was involved in active play - he put the ball in the net a second after running forward from a clear off side position.
However, if you clear off the loan and pay the full amount, you can recover this from your ex under your common law right of relief in your divorce action.
Both sides had chances to win the game, with Alan Shearer having a goal-bound header cleared off the line and also having to clear off his own line.
Taylor and Peter Schmeichel had both been in imperious form - and when they were beaten, their defenders raced back to clear off the line.
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.
NYPD Blue's'' Dennis Franz, ``Third Rock From the Sun's'' John Lithgow and ``Ellen's'' Ellen DeGeneres should clear off space on their mantels before heading out to the Emmy Awards tonight (8 to 11 p.