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clear vb. (the less common senses are the foll.)
1. to get (any one) clear of a place Wint. I. ii. 439 “I will . . . Clear them o' the city.”
2. to settle (affairs) AYL. I. i. 181 “this wrestler shall clear all,” Wint. III. i. 18 “clear or end the business.”
3. to get rid of, cancel (debts) Mer.V. III. ii. 320 “all debts are c-ed between you and I,” Wint. I. ii. 74 “the imposition c-'d” ; also to set (a person) free from debt Tim. II. ii. 236 “I clear'd him with five talents.”
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    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1.1
    • William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice, 3.2
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