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  • v. To drive away; expel.
  • v. To drive about; drive here and there; drive astray.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To drive about; to drive here and there.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To drive away; drive about; drive here and there.


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From Middle English fordriven, from Old English fordrīfan ("to drive, sweep away, drive on, impel, compel, drive away, expel, overtax"), from Proto-Germanic *fra- + *drībanan (“to drive”), equivalent to for- +‎ drive. Cognate with West Frisian fordriuwe, ferdriuwe ("to expel"), Dutch verdrijven ("to expel"), Low German verdriben ("to drive away"), German vertreiben ("to expel, drive out, banish"), Danish fordrive ("to oust, expel"), Swedish fördriva ("to drive away, drive out, banish"). More at for-, drive.


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