chase away


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Related to chase away: nonchalance, scrutinised
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Verb1.chase away - force to go awaychase away - force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
frighten - drive out by frightening
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
fire - drive out or away by or as if by fire; "The soldiers were fired"; "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"
clear the air - dispel differences or negative emotions; "The group called a meeting to finally clear the air"
banish - drive away; "banish bad thoughts"; "banish gloom"
shoo, shoo away, shoo off - drive away by crying `shoo!'
drive out, rouse, rout out, force out - force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
References in classic literature ?
But the Pequod was only making a passage now; not regularly cruising; nearly all whaling preparatives needing supervision the mates were fully competent to, so that there was little or nothing, out of himself, to employ or excite Ahab, now; and thus chase away, for that one interval, the clouds that layer upon layer were piled upon his brow, as ever all clouds choose the loftiest peaks to pile themselves upon.
Then, addressing me as if to chase away some sorrowful thought:
Come, juice of the grape, and chase away my sorrows.
From the dim woods on either bank, Night's ghostly army, the grey shadows, creep out with noiseless tread to chase away the lingering rear- guard of the light, and pass, with noiseless, unseen feet, above the waving river-grass, and through the sighing rushes; and Night, upon her sombre throne, folds her black wings above the darkening world, and, from her phantom palace, lit by the pale stars, reigns in stillness.
And could not such words from her whom I fondly prized before every other gift of fortune suffice to chase away the fiend that lurked in my heart?
To chase away the gloom, the family threw pine branches on their fire, till the dry leaves crackled and the flame arose, discovering once again a scene of peace and humble happiness.
Standing motionless beside her, Genevieve held in her hand a branch which Stephanie had doubtless climbed a tall poplar to obtain, and the poor idiot was gently waving it above her sleeping companion, to chase away the flies and cool the atmosphere.
When the deputies returned without an explanation, or even venturing to demand one, she, with the calm energy of her character, determined to chase away the strange cloud that appeared to be settling round Mr.
The boy's throat had been cut and local reports said a man had confessed to the killing "to chase away the evil spirits" from his sick son after seeking advice from a village shaman.
It's one of the greatest honours of parenthood - to gather your baby in your arms in the darkness and chase away the monsters.
Footprints in the snow White sheets like drifts Sliding cars and black ice And the price of petrol is coming down I see the spring shoots They are holding back to bloom The election campaign is in full swing And dreams are unfolding true Wind and snow Are knocking at doors and windows Love can chase away the fear Move on and hold on to faith And there is lots of good news about So let's celebrate and smile.
Previous efforts to rid a public beach of geese in Ontario have failed, so Ottawa officials are shelling out $30,000 for a drone to chase away the unwanted birds.