Definitions

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  • v. To drive away; drive apart.
  • v. To scatter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To drive apart; scatter.

Etymologies

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From Middle English todriven, from Old English tōdrīfan ("to drive away, repel"), from Proto-Germanic *tō-drībanan (“to drive apart”), equivalent to to- +‎ drive. Cognate with Old Frisian todrīva, Middle High German zetrīben ("to drive asunder").

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