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 Dictionary entry overview: What does drive away mean? 

  The verb DRIVE AWAY has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: DRIVE AWAY used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1drive away [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


chase away; dispel; drive away; drive off; drive out; run off; turn back

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "drive away" is one way to...):

displace; move (cause to move, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "drive away"):

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!')

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

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