Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Clear (verb).

 Cleaned Out.Clear the Court. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Clear (verb).
Clear away. Remove.   1
   Clear off! Away with you! Take away.   2
   Clear out. Empty out, make tidy. (See below, CLEAR OUT FOR GUAM.)   3
   Clear up. Become fine after rain or cloudiness; to make manifest; to elucidate what was obscure.   4
   To clear an examination paper. To floor it, or answer every question set.   5
   To clear the air. To remove the clouds, mists, and impurities.   6
   To clear the dishes. To empty them of their contents.   7
   To clear the room. To remove from it every thing or person not required.   8
   To clear the table. To remove what has been placed on it.   9

 Cleaned Out.Clear the Court. 


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