|1.||[ verb ] force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings|
|Synonyms:||drive_off drive_out drive_away turn_back run_off chase_away|
"Drive away potential burglars' "drive away bad thoughts" "dispel doubts" "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
|Related terms:||move banish frighten shoo_off fire clear_the_air rout_out|
|2.||[ verb ] to cause to separate and go in different directions, of crowds, for example|
|Synonyms:||scatter break_up dissipate disperse|
"She waved her hand and scattered the crows."
|Related terms:||separate disband dispersion scatter scatter dissipation|