drive back


drive back
index parry, rebuff, repel (drive back), repulse, spurn

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  • drive back — verb force or drive back repel the attacker fight off the onslaught rebuff the attack • Syn: ↑repel, ↑repulse, ↑fight off, ↑rebuff • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • drive back — phrasal verb [transitive, usually passive] Word forms drive back : present tense I/you/we/they drive back he/she/it drives back present participle driving back past tense drove back past participle driven back if you are driven back by something …   English dictionary

  • drive back — Synonyms and related words: beat back, beat off, block, brush off, chase, chase away, chase off, check, counter, cut, dismiss, drive away, fend, fend off, hinder, hold at bay, hold off, keep at bay, keep off, obstruct, pack off, parry, push back …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drive back — repel, repulse, ward off, resist …   English contemporary dictionary

  • drive back — Repel, repulse …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • back — [adj1] end aback, abaft, aft, after, astern, back of, backward, behind, final, following, hind, hindmost, in the wake of, posterior, rear, rearmost, rearward, tail; concepts 827,833 Ant. front back [adj2] from earlier time delayed, elapsed,… …   New thesaurus

  • drive away — index deport (banish), dispel, parry, repel (drive back), repulse, spurn, stave …   Law dictionary

  • drive — drive1 [ draıv ] (past tense drove [ drouv ] ; past participle driven [ drıvn ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 control vehicle ▸ 2 provide power to move ▸ 3 push something to hit something else ▸ 4 force someone to leave ▸ 5 force someone into bad state ▸ 6 make …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drive — [c]/draɪv / (say druyv) verb (drove or, Archaic, drave, driven, driving) –verb (t) 1. to send along, away, off, in, out, back, etc., by compulsion; force along. 2. to overwork; overtask. 3. to cause and guide the movement of (an animal, vehicle,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • drive */*/*/ — I UK [draɪv] / US verb Word forms drive : present tense I/you/we/they drive he/she/it drives present participle driving past tense drove UK [drəʊv] / US [droʊv] past participle driven UK [ˈdrɪv(ə)n] / US 1) [intransitive/transitive] to control a… …   English dictionary


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