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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Richard Wood's header was cleared off the line by Jones, while Lonergan twice produced superb saves to deny Lukas Jutkiewicz.
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.
Lochee thought they had grabbed the winner in the closing minutes but Philip Hagan's effort was cleared off the line by Logan.
James Constable's early header was cleared off the line by Joel Ledgister while Kenna, starting his first league game since September after a hernia operation, lashed a free-kick against the upright early in the second half.
Then the Darlington front-man saw another effort cleared off the line by Walsall substitute Kris Taylor as the Quakers piled on the pressure.
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.
First he saw a header cleared off the line by Diouf and, after another brilliant corner by Harte, h th and Pearce somehow headed wide from three yards.
Bay had chances to kill the game off after that with Tyrer doing brilliantly to tip Neil Black's fierce drive over the bar, while Stones had a header cleared off the line and then Sheridan had a shot half blocked by the keeper before that was also cleared off the line.
Robert Atkinson headed over for Grimsby in the first half, but they took the lead 10 minutes after the break when James Hunt's shot was cleared off the line into the patch of Barry Conlon who swept the ball home.
Both Merthyr's strikers, Craig Steins and Garry Shephard, had shots cleared off the goal-line while Steve Williams forced home goalkeeper Lyall Beazley to turn his looping effort on to the crossbar.