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
Similar spelling:   display