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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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Whewell almost opened the scoring in the 18th minute when clever play from Connor Murphy found the number nine alone on the penalty spot but his strike was cleared off the line.
Meanwhile, rock fragments, which were dragged by the giant rock are still being cleared off by the workers.
And it was that man Pearce who came closest when his shot was cleared off the line by Sam Hird.
The second-half introduction of new signing Marlon King, on his return to professional football, fed the enthusiasm of everyone in a Sky Blue shirt and he certainly provided a threat - playing his part in Aron Gunnarsson's consolation, while also seeing an effort cleared off the line.
Eddie Jebb's strike was cleared off the line by Aneurin Thomas before on 31 minutes Town broke quickly from a City corner and Geoff Kellaway set up Ryan Fraughan to score.
Rhyl had three efforts cleared off the line and Matthew Williams rattled the post, but Bridgend could have taken a dramatic lead when Raith Plant was clean through but denied by James Coates.
Jakab then saw his header crash against the bar three minutes after the restart, before Jack Burn saw his header cleared off the line a minute later.
Steins once again had another shot cleared off the line, this time on 68 minutes after skipping past Beazley.
Charlie Cargill fired a 20-yard shot over five minutes later then Kirk had another header cleared off the line by Craig Logan.
Constable's cross resulted in both Butler and a much more impressive Mark Wright having efforts dramatically cleared off the line by that man Collins.
Clemence went close to opening the scoring with a curling shot and Tebily had a effort cleared off the line during the first period.
Louisville missed two golden opportunities in the second half when Heather Slattery's header was saved by Megan Sataloff in the 65th minute and Danielle Balderrama's shot six minutes later was cleared off the goal line by Chaminade defender Jordann Schoonover.
Laurent (Robert) had a shot cleared off the line and, had that one gone in, it may have given us the impetus to go on and win.
The Bucks' best chance to equalise came when Kieron Brislen's shot was cleared off the line and James McGrane's follow up was also cleared off the goal line.
At the end, we also had one cleared off the line and we deserved a lot more from the game.