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Definition of Clearing

Clearing

  1. of Clear
  2. The act or process of making clear.
  3. A tract of land cleared of wood for cultivation.
  4. A method adopted by banks and bankers for making an exchange of checks held by each against the others, and settling differences of accounts.
  5. The gross amount of the balances adjusted in the clearing house.

Clearing Quotations

Some of the generals are saying, 'We're making progress. We are clearing an area.' But you really don't defeat the Taliban by clearing an area. They move.
Colin Powell

I think of myself as Special Forces, clearing the path for the infantry.
Geraldo Rivera

England in the late 1940s was famously grim. As I remember it, London back then was a very dirty place, from coal dust and smoke, from the grit stirred up every day by the jackhammers still clearing out rubble from the Blitz.
Alexander Cockburn

Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Lower the bar. Actually spending ten minutes clearing off one shelf is better than fantasizing about spending a weekend cleaning out the basement.
Gretchen Rubin

I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
Ernest Shackleton
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Clearing Translations

clearing in Spanish is aclaramiento
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