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English verb: drive out

1. drive out (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 off, 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

2. drive out (motion) force or drive out


SamplesThe police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M..


Synonymsforce out, rouse, rout out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)hunt, smoke out


Verb groupchase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back

3. drive out (change) clear out the chest and lungs


SamplesThis drug expectorates quickly.


Synonymsclear out, expectorate


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw









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