drive away

  1. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    drive away bad thoughts
    The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
    dispel doubts
    Drive away potential burglars
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How To Use drive away In A Sentence

  • Drive away potential burglars
  • An affectionate arm around the shoulders, a warm and reassuring hug, a gentle touch upon the arm, even just an understanding glance, are enough to drive away the blues and kindle hope in a heart beset with workaday cares.
  • The dense thicket of rules and exceptions will drive away, or drive mad, almost anyone else.
  • This ensured that the beaglers could not use the traditional Wiltshire Police tactic of letting the hunt drive away while holding sabs up.
  • An eight-year-old boy threw coal cinders to drive away dogs threatening his friends.
  • Education is the vehicle for our future, don't make us drive away in a junker like this.
  • A new greenhouse fumigant based on garlic will drive away insect pests - and boost the plants' immune systems. The Sun
  • Hot, sulfurous gases waft from vents in the earth, kill trees, drive away wildlife, and sometimes threaten people's lives.
  • I watch the horrible dream drive away and disappear in a dribble of tail-lights.
  • The address that Rod had been given was a 20 mile drive away and it was not until nearly three o'clock that he cruised slowly past the terraced houses where he had been told to find the car.
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