drive out

verb
1. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings (Freq. 1)
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Drive away potential burglars

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drive away bad thoughts

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dispel doubts

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The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

Syn: ↑chase away, ↑turn back, ↑drive away, ↑dispel, ↑drive off, ↑run off
Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace
Hyponyms:
Verb Group: ↑rout out, ↑force out, ↑rouse
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

2. force or drive out
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The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

Syn: ↑rout out, ↑force out, ↑rouse
Hypernyms: ↑move, ↑displace
Hyponyms: ↑hunt, ↑smoke out
Verb Group: ↑chase away, ↑turn back, ↑drive away, ↑dispel, ↑drive off, ↑run off
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

3. clear out the chest and lungs
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This drug expectorates quickly

Syn: ↑expectorate, ↑clear out
Hypernyms: ↑remove, ↑take, ↑take away, ↑withdraw
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s something

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transitive verb
: to space (typeset matter) widely

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ˌdrive ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they drive out he/she/it drives out present participle driving out past tense drove out past participle driven out] phrasal verb
to force someone or something to leave a place

Government forces have driven the rebels out of the eastern district.

Thesaurus: to force someone to leave a placesynonym
Main entry: drive

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drive out [phrasal verb]
drive (someone or something) out or drive out (someone or something) : to cause or force (someone or something) to leave

They drove out the invaders.

The family was driven out of the neighborhood by rising real estate prices.

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Main Entry:drive

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