drive off




Definitions of drive off
  1. verb

    force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

    synonyms:
    chase away, dispel, drive away, drive out, run off, turn back

    drive out, force out, rouse, rout out

    force or drive out
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    frighten

    drive out by frightening
    fire

    drive out or away by or as if by fire
    clear the air

    dispel differences or negative emotions
    banish

    drive away
    shoo, shoo away, shoo off

    drive away by crying `shoo!’
    type of:

    displace, move

    cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

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