clear away


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clear away

vb
(adverb) to remove (objects) from (the table) after a meal
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Verb1.clear away - remove from sight
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
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One was washed clear away, and the bed-rock exposed; the other was buried out of sight under a tumbled chaos of rocks, gravel, mud, and rubbish.
That's not your duty; send the waiter to clear away, and get my dress coat out.
The pains are clear away down to my ankles now, or I'd 'a' walked in to Starkfield on my own feet, sooner'n put you out, and asked Michael Eady to let me ride over on his wagon to the Flats, when he sends to meet the train that brings his groceries.
She considered it as an act of indispensable duty to clear away the claims of creditors with all the expedition which the most comprehensive retrenchments could secure, and saw no dignity in anything short of it.
Then I slid out quiet and throwed the snakes clear away amongst the bushes; for I warn't going to let Jim find out it was all my fault, not if I could help it.
To clear away any possible doubt, he showed the ruby which the Good Queen had given him in his childhood.
This goes clear away ahead of anything I ever heard of before.
The exercise indeed served to clear away the superficial irritations of the morning, but he remained miserable.
The fog set up by McGary was beginning to clear away.
When the butler came to clear away, Henry was in a very different mood--asked the fellow what he was in such a hurry for, complained of the noise last night in the servants' hall.
He stood brushing his hand over his smooth grey hair, as if he were trying to clear away a fog about his head.
Everybody had shunned that locality from the day of my proclamation, but on the morning of the fourteenth I thought best to warn the people, through the heralds, to keep clear away -- a quarter of a mile away.