drive off

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drive off force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings "Drive away potential burglars","drive away bad thoughts","dispel doubts","The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
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Quotations

  • Jean De La Bruyere
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    “You may drive a dog off the King's armchair, and it will climb into the preacher's pulpit; he views the world unmoved, unembarrassed, unabashed.”
  • Zora Neale Hurston
    Zora Neale Hurston
    “Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.”
  • Philip Larkin
    Philip Larkin
    “Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?”

Usage

In literature:

PICK-ME-UP PEPPER drives a Chief Justice off the Bench.
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 100., January 3, 1891." by Various
Notwithstanding, certain pro-slavery men, among whom were Coleman, Hargis and Buckley, determined to drive off Branson and Dow.
"Personal Recollections of Pardee Butler" by Pardee Butler
So the stranger, jumps into the cart and drives off, as fast as possible.
"The Book of Noodles" by W. A. Clouston
There is a crowd already gathered round the gate to see him drive off.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
Hill was ordered to return and drive them off.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
Then you want to collect a brick and drive the darn fowl off the reservation.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
The prayer in Jesus' name drives the enemy off the battle-field of the man's will, and leaves him free to choose aright.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
I wuz workin' for a white man and wuz old enough to drive cows and work in de 'bacco fields, pickin' worms off de leaves.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
Meantime the band from the westward was rounding up and driving off every animal that had not been corralled.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
Now they've gone off on the coach, to drive round some of the villages, and thank people.
"The Testing of Diana Mallory" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
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In poetry:

Why should I let the toad work
Squat on my life?
Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork
And drive the brute off?
"Toads" by Philip Larkin
Thorny wilderness surrounds the town.
From steps that bleeds the moon
Drives off dumbfounded women.
Wild wolves have burst through the gate.
"In The East" by Georg Trakl
Far off across the silent town,
The first faint flush of golden green
Across the housetops dimly seen,
Drives the dun vapours flickering down.
"Songs Of The City" by Cicely Fox Smith
So swept but surviving, half drowned but still driving
I watched her head out through the swell off the shoal,
And I heard her propellers roar- "Write to poor fellers
Who run such a Hell as the North Sea Patrol!"
"The North Sea Patrol" by Rudyard Kipling
Oh, the great city's madness when at nightfall
The crippled trees gape by the blackened wall,
The spirit of evil peers from a silver mask;
Lights with magnetic scourge drive off the stony night.
Oh, the sunken pealing of evening bells.
"To The Silenced" by Georg Trakl
Which is the world? Of our two sleepings, which
Shall fall awake when cures and their itch
Raise up this red-eyed earth?
Pack off the shapes of daylight and their starch,
The sunny gentlemen, the Welshing rich,
Or drive the night-geared forth.
"Our Eunuch Dreams" by Dylan Thomas

In news:

Bring non-perishable food item(s) to our Thanksgiving food drive & receive $5 off your admission that night.
LARAMIE, Wyoming — The US Forest Service is reminding the public that off-road driving is not allowed on the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeastern Wyoming.
The rules were tightened further after a drunken driving accident off base last month.
With runners on first and second, he hit a scorching line drive to second that was snared on a nice play by Robert Andino, who doubled Jeter off second.
NORMAN — The Bedlam Blood Drive kicked off in Norman Monday outside of O'Connell's Irish Pub and Grille on Campus Corner.
Mercedes strikes woman in wheelchair, drives off.
Sweetwater officer Brian Marrero, 22, was off duty and riding his own motorcycle on I-75, near Miami Gardens Drive, when the bike hit a guard rail and he was ejected.
Bing touts success of drive to sell off vacant lots in Detroit.
So on a day when he was sloppier than he'd been in months, and when his defense was giving up plenty of long drives but only one touchdown, Romo had one chance to make it pay off — and he did.
A working game warden involved in a fatal collision was driving after dark with his headlights off but was in compliance with state law, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol spokesman said Friday.
New and gently used blankets , coats, boots and sneakers may be dropped off at any of the drive's three locations.
How do you pressure test drive its off the boat .
He routinely buys a scratch-off at the Stewart's on Lake Shore Drive on the way to work.
Woman Dies After Driving Off Boomtown Casino Parking Garage.
Fondren's drive pays off for OHS Chargers.
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In science:

For off-critical LERW we’ve given two derivations of the equation for the driving process and they coincide with the field theoretic prediction once the perturbing operator has been identified.
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
We remark that the off-critical driving process is not Markovian, it’s increments depend in a very complicated manner on its past.
LERW as an example of off-critical SLEs
Unfortunately, the mass, which weighed a few tons, fell off the device driving the rotation, and started running around in the lab.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
Therefore, the shock wave stalls without driving off the stellar mantle and envelope.
Physics with Supernovae
Through the action of drag forces, the main-sequence star spirals towards the core of the giant, generating luminosity which drives off the CE.
On the use of 12CO/13CO as a test of common-envelope evolution
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