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  • v. to push or to pull, i.e. to force, (someone or something) out of somewhere

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  • v. force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
  • v. force or drive out
  • v. clear out the chest and lungs


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  • The captain dispatched Sergeant Mitch Vetere to drive out to the trailhead and then had his dispatcher try to get Sheriff Kurt Taylor from Wayne County on the radio.

    127 Hours

  • In addition, the southern island of Cos near Halicarnassus had helped the Macedonians drive out the Persians.

    Alexander the Great

  • On Saturdays before I came back, through the winter and right into early June, I would drive out from the city to Point Reyes, my GPS with its Australian accent instructing me which way to turn, which lanes I should be in, how many miles were left.

    The Empty Family

  • The Social Revolution will compel all churches, Christian, Hebrew, Buddhist, Confucian, or what you will, to drive out their formalists and traditionalists.

    The Profits of Religion: An Essay in Economic Interpretation

  • On the other hand, the extreme Evangelical Party, disturbed by the growth of ritualism, and unable to drive out High

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  •       It was long, the drive out to Blue Ash. Somehow, the death of the family Stinnet had infected her, settled into her mind like silt in the bottom of a dirty brown river.

    The Debt Collector

  • Additionally, Captain Ekker asked local search-and-rescue volunteers to drive out to various trailheads.

    127 Hours

  • It swept the streets, shattered houses, shook the very hills; but it did not drive out Barksdale's men.


  • Alexander placed Ada on the throne of Caria as his satrap in the smoldering ruins of the city and stationed enough troops nearby to drive out the last of the Persians from their citadels.

    Alexander the Great

  • The point is this: There is always a risk that American firms, if they flood impoverished regions with new technologies and various other goods, will drive out of business other firmsincluding indigenous onesthat were already in the business of meeting local needs.

    Creative Capitalism


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