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If you're doing a house clearance, you can find out what items are worth before deciding where to sell them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The legacy of industrial decline and extensive clearance was large areas of derelict and vacant land. Remaking Planning: the politics of urban change in the Thatcher years (1989)The explosives had been found by a removal company during a house clearance. The Sun (2009)The forward scored twice and also made two goalline clearances. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They live on grazing animals such as deer which are declining in number due to land clearance. The Sun (2007)Six hundred workers are already involved in clearance operations at the site. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It was sold on in a house clearance. The Sun (2010)Brilliant goalline clearance and then two goals. The Sun (2013)Both pilots were in touch with air traffic controllers and had clearance to land. The Sun (2008)It sounds as though there will be a house clearance when they move. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The backlog in the clearance process could leave many businesses with an unexpected tax bill running into millions of pounds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It can be processed through bank clearance systems and should therefore be an acceptable form of payment to almost any retailer. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was deemed too cold to fly, and he could not get flight clearance. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They make good clearances from their defensive third and they're fast. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He obviously didn't get security clearance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)During the certification process, these clearances will expire. Christianity Today (2000)Two diverted airliners were given special clearance to land at Manchester. The Sun (2010)One medal was found in a Bristol house clearance. The Sun (2013)I needed to get a higher clearance and had one go left. Times, Sunday Times (2012)ONE or two rash clearances but this is one area which has improved as his confidence has grown. The Sun (2012)His two last-ditch clearances were vital. The Sun (2007)Decent weather in July and August should have helped clearance of spring and summer stock. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He oversaw security clearance for Estonian officials in the intelligence, military and security agencies. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Policies for the Budget do not go through the normal Cabinet clearance process. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Premier expects the sale of the canned business to be completed in March after European regulatory clearance and approval from shareholders and its banks. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'clearance'
British English: clearance NOUN
Clearance is the removal of old buildings, trees, or other things that are not wanted from an area.
...a slum clearance operation.
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