One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A removal and disposal of unwanted items or material.‘have a grand clear-out and put the whole place straight’‘a staff clear-out is being planned’
removal, expulsion, ejection, exclusion, eviction, clearance, discharge, dismissal, sacking, ousting, deposition, eradication, rooting out, weeding outView synonyms
- ‘His site allows individuals to rid themselves of unused bits and pieces from garage clear-outs or old toys which can be advertised on the site for collection with the knowledge they are being put to good use.’
- ‘In order to make space for their ever-increasing catalogue, and promote their more recent under-exposed products, it is planning a clear-out of some of the shop's older designs later this year.’
- ‘And although there was in some centres a late rush, the crowds have waited until the clear-outs to grab a bargain.’
- ‘They've let 20 players go and other clubs will be having clear-outs too.’
- ‘The pit is thought to represent a clear-out of unwanted material when the university's anatomy department moved premises in 1767.’
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