force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings;
"Drive away potential burglars"
"drive away bad thoughts"
"The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
- Let the reality of Christmas chase away the blahs of winter.
- In this ceremony, a bell is rung 108 times to help the people chase away the 108 weaknesses.
- The redheaded woodpeckers tried to chase away the intruding flickers but after this encounter, the fight was over.
- The men set off fireworks to chase away evil spirits as wads of paper money smoldered amid the rubble.
- A villager stays in a haunted house needs police help to chase away zombies in his house.
- But later as I tossed and turned in bed，I couldn't chase away the apprehension I had about the high driving ahead.