chase away

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Related to chase away: nonchalance, scrutinised
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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."
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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.' And how he used to break the stem of a glass or the neck of a bottle!
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.
Agno was a shade less controlled, for he could not quite chase away the eager light in his eyes.
"Cora may submit to the justice of your opinion though she cannot put it in practice," returned the elder sister, who had placed herself by the side of Alice, on a couch of sassafras; "there would be other causes to chase away sleep, though we had been spared the shock of this mysterious noise.
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.
That the national referral hospital would chase away a cancer patient over Sh1,950 speaks volumes of our horrible health system.
Spring Flowers Spring flowers I see you All shining bright You have come to celebrate life Spring flowers you bloom and grow Now is the time to start things new Chase away the disappointments And hurt and pain Now is the time to start again Love is for us all Seek and you will find There is love on the corner There is love beside the river This is the time to celebrate Children are being born Seeds are being sown And life is coming to a end The days are overflowing We have choices to make If we all work together There will be peace in the land The spring time is here to celebrate Our hearts are changed We have a positive attitude And the harvest is coming into view KENNETH MOOD