1. [ verb ] force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
Synonyms: dispel drive_off turn_back drive_away 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 ] clear out the chest and lungs
Synonyms: expectorate clear_out

"This drug expectorates quickly"

Related terms: remove
3. [ verb ] (work) force out
Synonyms: clean_out

: "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"

Related terms: fire
4. [ verb ] force or drive out
Synonyms: rout_out rouse force_out

"The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."

Related terms: move hunt smoke_out chase_away
Similar spelling:   drop_out