drive out

Definition of drive out

  1. :  to cause or force (someone or something) to leave They drove the invaders out. The family was driven out of the neighborhood by rising real estate prices.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to go through (an area) driving game animals

    :  to carry on or through energetically

  1. :  an act of driving:

    :  a trip in a carriage or automobile

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

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball


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