1 easy to understand
VERBS be, seem | become | make sth | find sth
ADV. abundantly, extremely, very | crystal, perfectly, quite You've got to make your intentions crystal clear to them. | by no means, not entirely, not quite It wasn't entirely clear whether she wanted us to help. | fairly, pretty, reasonably
PREP. to It was clear to us that there was a problem.
ADV. extremely, very | absolutely, quite
PREP. about She was quite clear about her reasons for leaving. | on Are you clear on that point?
3 easy to see/hear
VERBS be, look | become
ADV. extremely, very The photograph wasn't very clear. | fairly, pretty, reasonably
4 easy to see through
VERBS be | become
ADV. extremely, very | absolutely, completely | fairly, reasonably The water was fairly clear.
5 free from things that are blocking the way
VERBS be, look, seem | remain, stay | keep sth Make sure you keep all gutters and drainpipes clear of leaves.
ADV. completely | fairly, pretty, reasonably
PREP. of The roads are reasonably clear of snow.
1 remove sth that is not wanted/needed
ADV. completely, totally The site must be completely cleared and made safe for children. | partially | hastily, quickly She hastily cleared a space for him to sit down. | away Can you clear away all your toys now?
PREP. from They cleared the mud from the steps. | of We cleared the path of leaves. | off Clear those papers off the desk.
2 your head/mind
ADV. suddenly His face suddenly cleared as understanding dawned.
VERB + CLEAR try to I went for a walk to try to clear my head. | help (to) Correct breathing helps to clear the mind and reduce tension.
3 prove sb innocent
ADV. formally The three defendants were formally cleared by the judge.
PREP. of Four men accused of assault have been cleared of all charges.