HyperDic: clear_up

English > 5 senses of the expression clear up:
VERBcommunicationclear up, clarify, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
changeclear up, get through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, polish off, finish upfinish a task completely
changeclear up, clearfree (the throat) by making a rasping sound
weatherclear up, clear, light up, brightenbecome clear
cognitionclear up, clear, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidatemake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity
English > clear up: 5 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningmake clear and (more) comprehensible.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsclarify, elucidate
Narrowerclear, clear up, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidatemake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity
demystifymake less mysterious or remove the mystery from
disambiguatestate unambiguously or remove ambiguities from
elaborate, lucubrate, expatiate, exposit, enlarge, flesh out, expand, expound, dilateadd details, as to an account or idea
Broaderexplain, explicatemake plain and comprehensible
Oppositeobfuscatemake obscure or unclear
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, dilucidar, elucidar, esclarecer, explicar
Catalanaclarir, clarificar, dilucidar, elucidar, esclarir
English > clear up: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningFinish a task completely.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsget through, wrap up, finish off, mop up, polish off, finish up
Narrowercap offFinish or complete, as with some decisive action / action
Broadercomplete, finishCome or bring to a finish or an end / end
Spanishacabar con, rematar, terminar
Catalanacabar, rematar
English > clear up: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningFree (the throat) by making a rasping sound.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymclear
Broaderremove, take, take away, withdrawRemove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, despejar, retirar, solucionar
Catalanaclarir, clarificar, enretirar, resoldre, solucionar
English > clear up: 5 senses > verb 4, weather
MeaningBecome clear.
PatternSomething ----s; It is ----ing
Synonymsclear, light up, brighten
Oppositeovercast, cloudmake overcast or cloudy
Spanishabrir, aclararse, aclarar, despejarse, despejar, mejorar, salir el sol, salir el so
Catalanaclarir-se, asserenar-se, desemboirar-se, desencapotar-se, esclarir-se, millorar, obrir-se, obrir, sortir el sol
English > clear up: 5 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningmake free from confusion / confusion or ambiguity; make clear.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "Clear up the question of who is at fault"
Synonymsclear, shed light on, crystallize, crystallise, crystalize, crystalise, straighten out, sort out, enlighten, illuminate, elucidate
Broaderclarify, clear up, elucidatemake clear and (more) comprehensible
Spanishaclarar, clarificar, cristalizar, dilucidar, esclarecer, explicar
Catalandilucidar, esclarir

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