drive away


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Verb1.drive away - force to go awaydrive 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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A Hedgehog, passing by, saw his anguish and inquired if he should drive away the flies that were tormenting him.
At last Nicholas, in a condition of absolute despair, ordered the coachman to drive away, and in the unexpected jerk of a sudden starting, Mrs Nickleby lost a shilling among the straw, which fortunately confined her attention to the coach until it was too late to remember anything else.
When we arrive at the summit of our wishes, success has usually the power to drive away sleep on the first night after the fulfilment of long cherished hopes.
In the first place, knowing that their being entirely concealed was their only safety before and would be much more so now, while the number of their enemies would be so great, they resolved, first of all, to take down the huts which were built for the two Englishmen, and drive away their goats to the old cave; because they supposed the savages would go directly thither, as soon as it was day, to play the old game over again, though they did not now land within two leagues of it.
Embrace and invite helps, and advices, touching the execution of thy place; and do not drive away such, as bring thee information, as meddlers; but accept of them in good part.
When they came to the gulf, Ozma's magic carpet carried them all over in safety; and now they began to pass the trees, in which birds were singing; and the breeze that was wafted to them from the farms of Ev was spicy with flowers and new-mown hay; and the sunshine fell full upon them, to warm them and drive away from their bodies the chill and dampness of the underground kingdom of the Nomes.
The carriages were promised, Meg and Mother were all ready to do the honors, Beth was able to help Hannah behind the scenes, Jo had engaged to be as lively and amiable as an absent mind, and aching head, and a very decided disapproval of everybody and everything would allow, and as she wearily dressed, Amy cheered herself with anticipations of the happy moment when, lunch safely over, she should drive away with her friends for an afternoon of artistic delights, for the `cherry bounce' and the broken bridge were her strong points.
You can't play with me," he de- clared as he turned to drive away.
A broken finger will drive away all recollections of an empty chair.
He seems to be getting ready to drive away somewhere.
All the brightness outside would help to drive away your cares, O Queen.
and then, again rustling, pass into the anteroom, put on cloaks or mantles, and drive away.