HyperDic: drive_away

English > 1 sense of the expression drive away:
VERBmotiondrive away, chase away, drive out, turn back, dispel, drive off, run offforce to go away
English > drive away: 1 sense > verb 1, motion
MeaningForce to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Examples
  • "Drive away potential burglars"
  • "drive away bad thoughts"
Synonymschase away, drive out, turn back, dispel, drive off, run off
Narrowerbanishdrive away
clear the airdispel differences or negative emotions
firedrive out or away by or as if by fire
shoo off, shoo, shoo awaydrive away by crying 'shoo!'
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
See alsodrivecause someone or something to move by driving
Similar torout out, drive out, force out, rouseForce or drive out
Spanishahuyentar, alejar, desvanecer

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