drive away

drive away
force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings (Freq. 1)

Drive away potential burglars


drive away bad thoughts


dispel doubts


The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

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

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s somebody


Something ——s somebody

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ˌdrive a ˈway [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they drive away he/she/it drives away present participle driving away past tense drove away past participle driven away] phrasal verb
to make someone stop wanting something or stop wanting to be with someone

Increasing prices will only drive customers away.

Thesaurus: to have an effect on someone's emotions or attitudessynonym
Main entry: drive

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drive away [phrasal verb]
drive (someone) away or drive away (someone) : to cause or force (someone) to leave especially by making a situation unpleasant or unattractive

The store's high prices are driving away customers.

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Main Entry:drive

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ˌdrive aˈway | ˌdrive sb/sth aˈway derived
to leave in a vehicle; to take sb away in a vehicle

We heard him drive away.

Someone drove the car away in the night.

Main entry:drivederived

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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