- [verb] 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"
Synonyms: chase away, drive out, turn back, drive away, drive off, run off
- [verb] to cause to separate and go in different directions; "She waved her hand and scattered the crowds"
Synonyms: disperse, dissipate, break up, scatter
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