clear up

Primary Meanings of clear up

1.
v
become clear
2.
v
make clear and (more) comprehensible
3.
v
finish a task completely
4.
v
free (the throat) by making a rasping sound
Full Definitions of clear up
1

v become clear

Synonyms:
brighten, clear, light up
Antonyms:
cloud, overcast
make overcast or cloudy
2

v make clear and (more) comprehensible

Synonyms:
clarify, elucidate
Antonyms:
obfuscate
make obscure or unclear
Types:
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demystify
make less mysterious or remove the mystery from
clear, crystalise, crystalize, crystallise, crystallize, elucidate, enlighten, illuminate, shed light on, sort out, straighten out
make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
dilate, elaborate, enlarge, expand, expatiate, exposit, expound, flesh out, lucubrate
add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
disambiguate
state unambiguously or remove ambiguities from
detail
provide details for
exposit, expound, set forth
state
exemplify, illustrate, instance
clarify by giving an example of
particularise, particularize, specialise, specialize, specify
be specific about
Type of:
explain, explicate
make plain and comprehensible

v make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear

3

v finish a task completely

Synonyms:
finish off, finish up, get through, mop up, polish off, wrap up
Types:
cap off
finish or complete, as with some decisive action
Type of:
complete, finish
come or bring to a finish or an end
4

v free (the throat) by making a rasping sound

Synonyms:
clear
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

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