|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|
"This drug expectorates quickly"
|3.||[ verb ] (work) force out|
: "The new boss cleaned out the lazy workers"
|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|