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clutter

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclutterclut‧ter1 /ˈklʌtə $ -ər/ (also clutter up) verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 UNTIDYto cover or fill a space or room with too many things, so that it looks very untidy 🔊 Piles of books and papers cluttered his desk.be cluttered (up) with something 🔊 The walls were cluttered with paintings and prints.2 THINK something/HAVE A THOUGHTto fill your mind with a lot of different things 🔊 the everyday tasks that clutter our livescluttered adjective→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
clutterAnd, anyway, what happens to all the old technology cluttering the house?It can remove the deposits of pigment that clutter up old cells whether in tissue culture or in the brain.The bench was cluttered with cricket gear.The desk was cluttered with files, but the chair behind it was vacant.be cluttered (up) with somethingSurfaces were cluttered with an assortment of electronic equipment, and mechanical contrivances in varied states of readiness.The bench was cluttered with cricket gear.The steep slope towards Regent's Park would be cluttered with death-defying sledges.The shelf above the television is cluttered with empty methadone bottles bearing our pseudonyms.The desk was cluttered with files, but the chair behind it was vacant.A dressing-table was cluttered with grease-paints, ribbons, stage jewellery and bric-a-brac.Their apartment was cluttered with photographs and books.It was too young yet to be cluttered with the usual cascade of files and papers.The house where Victor lives with Dolly is cluttered with years of accumulated junk.
clutterclutter2 noun [singular, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 UNTIDYa large number of things that are scattered somewhere in an untidy way syn junkclutter of 🔊 the clutter of soaps, shampoos, and towels in the bathroom 🔊 Could you get rid of some of that clutter in your bedroom?
Examples from the Corpus
clutterOn the dresser a clutter of compacts, rouges, and lipsticks lie half open.Think what a clutter there would be if your mind were filled with sights which were totally irrelevant to you!But it also means more ad clutter for the average viewer.Yet an unexpected feeling of fun and clutter pervades the complex.Yes, this does encourage clutter.Keep the stairs free from clutter.Revelations may come in the night, when the mind has shed its normal clutter of reasons and viewpoints.I try to keep my desk free of clutter.It seemed impossible for her to keep the house free of clutter.Some of these vendors can even deliver bills via e-mail, avoiding paper clutter and saving some trees.She was darting back and forth across the clutter on the floor, tweaking cords and muttering beneath her breath.
From Longman Business Dictionaryclutterclut‧ter /ˈklʌtə-ər/ noun [uncountable] MARKETING when there is so much information available that people cannot easily understand or remember itThe company has moved most of its advertising to radio and print from television, saying that it wants to break out of the clutter.
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Verb table
clutter
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclutter
he, she, itclutters
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycluttered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cluttered
he, she, ithas cluttered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cluttered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill clutter
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cluttered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam cluttering
he, she, itis cluttering
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you, we, theyare cluttering
Past
I, he, she, itwas cluttering
you, we, theywere cluttering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been cluttering
he, she, ithas been cluttering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been cluttering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be cluttering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been cluttering
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