keep clear (of something)

keep clear (of something)
keep/stay/steer clear (of sb/sth) idiom
to avoid a person or thing because it may cause problems

Steer clear of the centre of town at this time of the evening.

Main entry:clearidiom

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  • keep clear of — keep/​stay/​steer clear of phrase to avoid someone or something unpleasant or dangerous No one mentioned the divorce, so Lisa decided to steer clear of that subject. Thesaurus: to avoid risks or dangersynonym Main entry: clear …   Useful english dictionary

  • stay clear (of something) — keep/stay/steer clear (of sb/sth) idiom to avoid a person or thing because it may cause problems • Steer clear of the centre of town at this time of the evening. Main entry: ↑clearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • steer clear (of something) — keep/stay/steer clear (of sb/sth) idiom to avoid a person or thing because it may cause problems • Steer clear of the centre of town at this time of the evening. Main entry: ↑clearidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear — clear1 [ klır ] adjective *** ▸ 1 easy to understand ▸ 2 obvious ▸ 3 transparent ▸ 4 without clouds/rain etc. ▸ 5 easy to see ▸ 6 easy to hear ▸ 7 not blocked ▸ 8 eyes: bright and healthy ▸ 9 skin: healthy ▸ 10 not confused ▸ 11 without guilty… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clear — I UK [klɪə(r)] / US [klɪr] adjective Word forms clear : adjective clear comparative clearer superlative clearest *** 1) obvious and impossible to doubt clear evidence: There was clear evidence putting him at the scene of the crime. a clear… …   English dictionary

  • clear — clear1 W1S1 [klıə US klır] adj comparative clearer superlative clearest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(easy to understand)¦ 2¦(impossible to doubt)¦ 3¦(sure about something)¦ 4¦(thinking)¦ 5¦(substance/liquid)¦ 6¦(weather)¦ 7¦(eyes)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • clear — 1 adjective 1 EASY TO UNDERSTAND expressed in a simple and direct way so that people understand: clear instructions | You must never do that again. Is that clear? | be clear on: The rules are quite clear on the point. | clear to sb: Is all this… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • clear*/*/*/ — [klɪə] adj I 1) obvious and certain to be true It appears to be a clear case of discrimination.[/ex] It was very clear that something was worrying him.[/ex] It is not clear whether the firemen are still alive.[/ex] 2) easy to understand Clear… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • clear — [klir] adj. [ME cler < OFr < L clarus, orig., clear sounding, hence clear, bright: for IE base see CLAMOR] 1. free from clouds or mist; bright; light [a clear day] 2. free from cloudiness, muddiness, etc.; transparent or pure; not turbid [a …   English World dictionary

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