Phrasal Verbs with Clear, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs with Clear, Meanings and Example Sentences

Phrasal Verbs

It is generally used with a verb, an adverb, or a preposition. An adverb or preposition added to the main verb changes the meaning of the actual verb, giving it a different meaning. Since it has a different meaning, it becomes an idiomatic verb. For example, if the preposition “up” is added to the verb “give”, we get the idiomatic verb “Give up” and it gains a new meaning regardless of the meaning of the two words that make it up.

Phrasal Verbs are divided into two as “separable” and “inseparable”.

Separable Phrasal Verbs

If a phrasal verb is separable, we can place the object between the main verb and the preposition or add it to the end of the phrasal verb phrase without separating it at all.

Inseparable Phrasal Verbs

Phrasal verb type that cannot be placed in the middle of the phrasal verb phrase of the object of the sentence, therefore, must be used side by side and cannot be divided, is called “Inseparable phrasal verbs”. As an example, let’s use the phrasal verb “come across”, which is a combination of the words “come” and “across”, in a few sentences.

Clear away

Meaning: to take away sth to clear a place

Example Sentence: You should clear away all your toys before bedtime.


Clear out (of)

Meaning: to leave a place

Example Sentence: She’ll clear out of the house in two weeks.


Clear sb off

Meaning: to make sb go away from a place

Example Sentence: The police’ll use dogs to clear the protesters off the road.


Clear up

Meaning: to solve or explain

Example Sentence: I think the trouble will clear up in a couple of days.


Clear off

Meaning: to go away

Example Sentence: The mist will clear off very soon.