drive off

Definition of drive off

:to cause or force (someone or something) to leave
  • They drove off the invaders.
  • waved her hands to drive the flies off

Word by Word Definitions

drive play
  1. : to frighten or prod (game, cattle, etc.) into moving in a desired direction

  2. : to go through (an area) driving game animals

  3. : to carry on or through energetically

  1. : an act of driving:

  2. : a trip in a carriage or automobile

  3. : an instance of collecting and moving animals (such as game or cattle) together in a desired direction

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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