drive out


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v drive out clear out the chest and lungs "This drug expectorates quickly"
    • v drive out 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"
    • v drive out force or drive out "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
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  • Albert Camus
    “Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.”
  • Jim Bakker
    Jim Bakker
    “I started out by believing God for a newer car than the one I was driving. I started out believing God for a nicer apartment than I had. Then I moved up.”
  • B. C. Forbes
    “If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business.”
  • Little Richard
    Little Richard
    “They shoulda called me Little Cocaine, I was sniffing so much of the stuff! My nose got big enough to back a diesel truck in, unload it, and drive it right out again.”
  • Louisa May Alcott
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes, and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.”
  • George S. Patton
    “We herd sheep, we drive cattle, we lead people. Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.”


One nail drives out another - A new pain or problem will stop you worrying or feeling bad about something else.


In literature:

Shove out the receptor screens to the limit and drive 'em.
"Spacehounds of IPC" by Edward Elmer Smith
Goodness knows how early she's up and at it in the morning, and at night I have to drive her out of the sewing room!
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
An hour later Madame was driving out of her own gates, while Geoffrey was installed on her seat by the invalid's couch.
"Flaming June" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
They drive us out of South Africa!
"A Dash from Diamond City" by George Manville Fenn
Go in round behind him with your whips and drive him out.
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
They let him drive out the princes.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
Honest productive toil drives out the spirit of speculation.
"Usury" by Calvin Elliott
The ship was driving out to sea, and could not then long hold together.
"Paul Gerrard" by W.H.G. Kingston
If you say so, Gilbert shall drive us out to-morrow.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
They saw her make it and drive out to sea.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London

In poetry:

Give the strength of the sea. O Lord
To us who watch where the swift seas leap,
Flourish Thy winds as a terrible sword
And drive us out on life’s moving deep.
"Storm Prayer" by Robert Steel Byrnes
So a deeper trench 'mong the trenches there
Was dug, for the form as brave as fair;
And none, till the Judgment trump and shout,
Shall drive her out of the Last Redoubt.
"The Last Redoubt" by Alfred Austin
"Smite, Goodman Hate-Evil!--harder still!"
The magistrate cried, "lay on with a will!
Drive out of their bodies the Father of Lies,
Who through them preaches and prophesies!"
"How The Women Went From Dover" by John Greenleaf Whittier
"Now tell me, Herd, and tell me fair,
Whose are the sheep thou art driving there?
And what is rounder than a wheel?
And where do they eat the holiest meal?"
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
At the bank of Kidron a great mind is lost in musing,
Under a tree, the tender cedar,
Stretched out under the father’s blue eyebrows,
Where a shepherd drives his flock to pastures at night.
"Helian" by Georg Trakl
Hooraw for de black horse trotter! hooraw for de feller drive!
An' wan leetle cheer for Belzemire dat’s kipin' herse'f alive
Till Johnnie is bring de doctor, an' carry heem on de door
An' loosen heem out as sober as never he was before.
"Doctor Hilaire" by William Henry Drummond

In news:

At Senate hearing, Cantwell says Wall Street investors driving up the price of oil need to 'get out of this market.
The drive to get out of big cities is turning the United States into a land of nomads.
Every week, except in the dead of winter, thousands of people drive out of Reno or Carson City to visit the historic Comstock town of Virginia City.
Take the short drive to Huntley Project and check out the Threshing Bee.
This opening drive three-and-out was characterized by two long sideline passes.
During my daily commute from home in Kaneohe to work at Waterfront Plaza, I have lately been honing my skills at an amazing new sport that just shouts out X Games – extreme pothole slalom driving.
Check out our step-by-step guide on installing an optical drive.
SAN ANGELO, Texas — Imagine this: You and your wife are driving through the countryside in your restored 1911 Model T Torpedo on a nice fall day when suddenly your car runs out of gasoline.
Buckeye Trail in food drive to Stamp Out Hunger.
OLD WASHINGTON Buckeye Trail schools are participating in Stamp Out Hunger, a food drive sponsored by the US Postal Service, United Way and Campbells.
We were staking out a traffic circle this afternoon to see how drivers fared during the afternoon drive.
A routine traffic stop in Santa Barbara for a missing license plate light turned out to be anything but routine, when police say they discovered the driver was a wanted parolee, who was driving with a trunkful of guns.
It's out of the way location makes it one of Washington's least visited state parks, but a trip to Fort Simcoe is well worth the drive.
Especially when there are so many dining options, both healthy and decadent, out there within driving distance.
Mac Life would like to throw it out there that if anyone wants to drive us around in a rally car while we type on our iPhones, just give us a call.

In science:

The energy release drives an ultra-relativistic, Γ ∼ 102.5 , plasma outflow.
High energy cosmic-rays: puzzles, models, and giga-ton neutrino telescopes
In the high-latitude regions, the proton temperature anisotropy is strong and the associated mirror force plays an important role in driving the fast solar wind; the critical point where the outflow velocity equals the parallel sound speed (v = ck ) is reached already at 1.5 R⊙ from Sun center.
The Effect of Proton Temperature Anisotropy on the Solar Minimum Corona and Wind
The ashes of these first supernova explosions pollute with metals the gas out of which subsequent generations of low-mass Pop II/I stars form, driving a transition from a top-heavy IMF to a “Salpeter-like” IMF when locally the metallicity approaches the critical value Zcr = 10−5±1Z⊙ (Schneider et al. 2002, 2003).
The First Cosmic Structures and their Effects
The central feature of a starburst is the concentration of star-forming activity and especially the large feedback it produces on its surroundings, often driving a “superwind” out of the host galaxy.
Starbursts and Galaxy Evolution
In this context the high energy of the pump pulses driving the system far out of equilibrium leading to large precession angles should be mentioned.
Unusual spin-wave population in nickel after femtosecond laser pulse excitation