clear up

clear up

  1. (transitive) To clarify, to correct a misconception.
  2. (intransitive) To depart or disappear.
    All of their symptoms cleared up after the mold was removed.
  3. (intransitive, of skin or medical images) To become free of certain blemishes.
    With the new cleanser, his skin cleared up in two weeks.
    His lung X-rays cleared up after they moved to Arizona.
  4. (intransitive) Of stormy weather, to dissipate, to become calm.
    • 1731, Jonathan Swift, Directions to Servants
      Advise him to stay a little longer till the weather clears up.
  5. (UK, transitive, intransitive) To clean up.
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