Definition of clear something out in US English:

clear something out

phrasal verb

  • Remove the contents from something so as to tidy it or free it for alternative use.

    ‘they told her to clear out her desk by the next day’
    • ‘Well, the pond has been cleared out, filled with soil and now awaits planting as a bog garden.’
    • ‘In addition, the basement of the dorm was cleared out to provide storage and operating space for the college outdoor club.’
    • ‘This week we are forced to raise further questions after it emerged that the museum at the hotel has been cleared out.’
    • ‘All flower beds have been cleared out, trees have been planted, shrubs have been pruned and a general clean-up is takin place around the village.’
    • ‘When the house was cleared out, Dad took the tools home.’
    • ‘We spent the first three months just clearing it out.’
    • ‘Come January, the shops are cleared out overnight.’
    • ‘Hospital and nursing home patients were cleared out and truckloads of water, ice and ready-made meals and rescue and medical teams were put on standby.’
    • ‘It read: ‘To the person who clears the house out.’’
    • ‘I'm afraid you'll have to clear your desk out by the end of the day.’