clear: ***;

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The clear property is used to stop text wrapping around the box.

.example {
clear: both;

Property Value Explanation
clear left clears the left (for left floating box)
right clears the right (for right floating box)
both clears the both (for left or right floating box)
none it doesn't clear (default)


<title>TAG index</title>

<style type="text/css">

#example {
width: 100%;

#box {
width: 40%;
height: 150px;
background-color: #85b9e9;
float: left;

.clear {
clear: left;



<div id="example">

<div id="box">The box floats to the left</div>
<p>The text wraps to the right of the box.</p>
<p>This is example text.</p>
<p class="clear">--- Clears the left float ---</p>



The box floats to the left

The text wraps to the right of the box.

This is example text.

--- Clears the left float ---