|1.||[ verb ] force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings|
|Synonyms:||dispel 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 ] (military) force or drive back|
|Synonyms:||repulse repel rebuff drive_back fight_off|
"repel the attacker" "fight off the onslaught" "rebuff the attack"
|Related terms:||fight rebuff|