Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLEAR DECKS

The first cocktail you drink will be the signal for me to clear decks for action.

If clear decks are wanted, the windsail is about as inconvenient as it is ugly, and that is saying a great deal.

The sloop has to take in her awning, clear decks and perhaps reef the mainsail before hoisting it to follow.