English verb: drive off
|1.||drive off (motion) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings|
|Samples||Drive away potential burglars.|
Drive away bad thoughts.
The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers.
|Synonyms||chase away, dispel, drive away, drive out, run off, turn back|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||displace, move|
|Narrower (hyponym)||banish, clear the air, fire, frighten, shoo, shoo away, shoo off|
|Verb group||drive out, force out, rouse, rout out|