Definition of Drive off
1. Verb. Force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings. "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
Specialized synonyms: Frighten, Fire, Clear The Air, Banish, Shoo, Shoo Away, Shoo Off
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Related verbs: Drive Out, Force Out, Rouse, Rout Out
Definition of Drive off
1. Verb. (idiomatic) To force to leave or go away. ¹
2. Noun. (alternative spelling of drive-off) ¹
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Literary usage of Drive off
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1. History of the Confederate States Navy from Its Organization to the by John Thomas Scharf (1886)
"... a road to repel assaults or check the enemy, or in a river or harbor to drive off blockading or attacking fleets. After the battle of Seven Pines, Gen. ..."
2. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1869)
"The first effect of heat upon the alums is to drive off their water of ... It requires a very powerful and prolonged heat to drive off the last traces of ..."
3. Annual of Scientific Discovery: Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1871)
"If an attempt be made to drive off the water from hydrated chloride by the application of heat, decomposition will take place. Hydrochloric acid is evolved ..."
4. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art by David Ames Wells, Charles Robert Cross, William Ripley Nichols, John Trowbridge, Samuel Kneeland, George Bliss (1871)
"If an attempt be made to drive off the water from hydrated chloride by the application of heat, decomposition will take ..."
5. The Journal of a Voyage to Lisbon by Henry Fielding (1902)
"... would introduce the spring, and drive off that winter which yet maintained its footing on the stage. I resolved therefore to visit a little house of ..."
6. The History of Virginia, from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time by Timothy Shay Arthur (1853)
"... of the provincial army—Washington appointed lieutenant-colonel—Marches to Will's Creek—The French drive off the troops at the Forks of the Ohio, ..."
7. Madagascar Revisited, Describing the Events of a New Reign and the by William Ellis (1867)
"... inhabitants —Methods adopted to drive off the falling flakes of fire—Removal and preservation of the goods—Fierceness and rapid extension of the burning ..."