drive out

drive out

verb
1. 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" [syn: chase away
2. force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M." [syn: rout out
3. clear out the chest and lungs; "This drug expectorates quickly" [syn: expectorate
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