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Definition 1: clear out the chest and lungs - [verb of change]

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

  • This drug expectorates quickly

Synonyms for drive out in the sense of this definition

(drive out is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

Definition 2: force or drive out - [verb of motion]

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

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

Synonyms for drive out in the sense of this definition

(drive out 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 out ) chase away, with as with force

"They hunted the unwanted immigrants out of the neighborhood"

(... is a kind of drive out ) drive out with smoke

"smoke out the bees"

(drive out has a similar meaning as ...) force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings

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

Definition 3: force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings - [verb of motion]

Samples where drive out 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 out in the sense of this definition

(drive out 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 out ) drive out or away by or as if by fire

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

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

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

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

"banish bad thoughts" "banish gloom"

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

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

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

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