clear off

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clear off (third-person singular simple present clears off, present participle clearing off, simple past and past participle cleared off)

  1. (informal) To leave abruptly.
  2. To clear the table.
    • 1959, Shirley Jackson, The Haunting of Hill House:
      “I clear off at ten,” she said. “The dishes are supposed to be back on the shelves. []
  3. To pay off debts.
    I hope you clear off your bill before you leave.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (leave abruptly): Often used in the imperative, instructing someone to go away or scram.