1. remove unwanted items or people
have a clear-out of a house/team/organisation
'Clear out' is a phrasal verb meaning to tidy something by throwing away or getting rid of things that you no longer want or need. As a noun, if you have a 'clear out' it means to organise or arrange something and discard any items that are no longer required. You might need to have a 'clear out' of your temporary files in order to make your computer work faster, or have a clear out of your office to see if you can make some space for new equipment. If you ask someone to 'clear out' it is a brisk direct way of asking them to leave. So having a clear-out can also refer to removing people or asking them to vacate a location, premises or role. "We need to clear out this room so we can paint the walls."