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English verb: drive off

1. drive off (motion) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings


SamplesDrive away potential burglars.
Drive away bad thoughts.
Dispel doubts.
The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers.


Synonymschase away, dispel, drive away, drive out, run off, turn back


Pattern of useSomebody ----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 groupdrive out, force out, rouse, rout out









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