chase away


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chase away

To drive something or someone away from a place or from oneself, either literally or figuratively. After John left the front door open, a stray dog came in and I had to chase it away! People always try to chase away sad thoughts, but I think it's important to face them head-on.
See also: away, chase
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Additional measures will be necessary to ensure that tourists don't chase away the area's most prized residents--the gray whale--and to prevent poachers from threatening the other endangered species in the park.
The court heard Miss Collins regularly walked her two cats, and had carried a golf club to chase away passing dogs.
The trouble started one Sunday morning when Nathan Scrubbs, an operative, has one too many pepper vodka Bloody Marys to chase away the blues.
Vintners Bill and Brenda Murphy chose the hummingbird as the symbol for the winery due to its territorial nature and ability to chase away other grape-eating creatures from the vineyards.
We shall chase away these contractors on this road and burn their vehicles if they fail to pay us our dues," they said.
Footprints in the snow White sheets like drifts Sliding cars and black ice And the price of petrol is coming down I see the spring shoots They are holding back to bloom The election campaign is in full swing And dreams are unfolding true Wind and snow Are knocking at doors and windows Love can chase away the fear Move on and hold on to faith And there is lots of good news about So let's celebrate and smile.
The wildlife officers are usually called in to chase away wild elephants which stray into villages and damage crops, houses and at time kill or injure people.
In his words, the long period of return on investments and the price fluctuations of the equipment are combined with the lack of certainty and clarity with respect to the development of Bulgarian infrastructure and energy market regulations to chase away investors in renewable energy.
Staff at Charnwood Water said water bailiffs repeatedly had to chase away groups fishing without a licence.
But I'm grateful to my neighbours for helping to chase away the youths.
Oh would those days return again, And chase away this endless rain, Then we would feel once more the sun, And through the trees we'd laugh and run.
Yet when his grim new master treats him badly for refusing to chase away rabbits, Piper runs away and searches the big city for a place where he can be appreciated.
In another bird-related project, the landfill for years has used falcons provided by a San Fernando Valley-based trainer to chase away sea gulls at the dump.
Christian Louboutin's eye-catching patent stilettos (below) come in a rainbow of colours which should chase away any black clouds.
The little boy's father and neighbours dashed to the field to chase away the cows.