(third-person singular simple present clears out, present participle clearing out, simple past and past participle cleared out)
- (idiomatic) to completely empty
- We had to clear out the attic so the guest could sleep there.
- clear out your inbox to make more space.
- (idiomatic) to remove or eject (from), especially forcibly
- The police cleared the crowd out of the street to investigate the accident.
- We need to get the trees cleared out the way before anything can drive down this path.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
- They cleared out as soon as the cops arrived.
- (idiomatic, intransitive) to become empty
- The town is packed in the summer, but clears out in the winter.
- The act of emptying something.
- We should give the garage a clear-out to make space for the new car.