stand clear (of something)

To "stand clear of" something means to stand away from it. You "stand clear of" things like:

  • the scene of an emergency
  • falling rocks
  • large machinery
  • a crime scene

In a situation in which you want people to move away from somewhere quickly, you can yell:

Stand clear!

Or if you want to say what people should stay away from, include "of ___":

Everybody stand clear of the window.

This phrase appears in these lessons: