drive out

  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
  2. force or drive out
    The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.
  3. clear out the chest and lungs
    This drug expectorates quickly
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How To Use drive out In A Sentence

  • They also tend to drive out whatever healthy attitudes are at work within the enterprise.
  • No American should have to drive out of town to breathe clean air.
  • On the stone of the drive outside my window sat a huge brown hare. Times, Sunday Times
  • Free trade would allow European competitors to drive out Virginia's white mechanics, increasing the political power of cotton-state slaveholders.
  • To see the new Russians in their element, you have to drive outside of Moscow to the exclusive residential areas where they have their dachas.
  • They're hoping that their competitive prices will drive out the rival company.
  • London Evening Standard British Film Awards: Carey and Keira vie for best actress title Diggers drive out blockbuster premieres as Leicester Square becomes building site characters left. Evening Standard - Home
  • Motorists will be urged to drive outside busy times and turn off their engines when idling. Times, Sunday Times
  • The Janjaweed have waged a brutal campaign to drive out African farmers and U.S. officials are calling the dire situation in Sudan the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.
  • Frozen artichoke hearts or artichoke quarters work well in braised recipes, especially when they are first lightly browned in olive oil to drive out excess moisture and bring up the flavor. Archive 2008-01-01
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