shoo away


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Related to shoo away: stirred up, undeterred
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Verb1.shoo away - drive away by crying `shoo!'
chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back - 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"
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A female employee moves in to either try to shoo away or catch the rat.
A glass of salt water on your bedside table is also believed to shoo away unfriendly spirits that may be lurking about in the room.
Apart from not having to shoo away rats with sticks and brooms, farmers are also hoping better income through the sale of unspoiled mushrooms.
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In a follow up message, she revealed this was because the bigger people were wearing "black or camouflage outfits [that] represent the aura of the devil that we must shoo away".
In all caps, the message read 'do not put card please!' in an effort to shoo away card distributors that are apparently rampant in Al Barsha area.
Just a few personnel can shoo away the drivers where it is inevitable instead of putting them through a lot of trouble.
Perhaps you are tending to your plants in the garden and you're desperately trying to shoo away flies from your flowers and beloved greens.
Not only this, it a great solution to shoo away any eye infection.
Pockets full of lost opportunities you come to fix your accounts with the suicidal calm of one who has a pact of honor with his executioner with the frost of time hands tattooed blank the jotter where you wrote everything down hardened the heart exposed to the elements and you know that going back to everything that was is impossible that now the rain is cloaked in ashes and that the staff long ago welcomed is nowadays but a stick to shoo away the cats nurtured in your guts king of the pittance and master of wasted efforts
"Then the Syrian army's S-200 air defense shield deployed in al-Dhumayr region in Northeastern Damascus operated to shoo away the US aircraft.
" There are no efforts by the authorities of the hospital to shoo away the dogs from the premises." In 1951, the Delhi government converted a nursing home here into a general hospital offering basic preventive and curative OPD services with 127 beds for in- patients.