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Definition 1: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings - [verb of motion]

Samples where drive off or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Drive away potential burglars
  • drive away bad thoughts
  • dispel doubts
  • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Synonyms for drive off in the sense of this definition

(drive off is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of drive off ) drive out or away by or as if by fire

"The soldiers were fired" "Surrender fires the cold skepticism"

(... is a kind of drive off ) dispel differences or negative emotions

"The group called a meeting to finally clear the air"

(... is a kind of drive off ) drive away

"banish bad thoughts" "banish gloom"

(... is a kind of drive off ) drive away by crying `shoo!'

(drive off has a similar meaning as ...) force or drive out

"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

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