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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.
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The unobstructed view allows the girls to spot and chase away foxes, pumas, or condors that try to prey on their herd's young.
"The F-16s will chase away or shoot down any non-commercial aircraft that stray within a 45-mile radius of the city....
Ornithologists have observed that a bird pair doesn't try to chase away other ant followers that rush into the home territory when a column of the insects comes through.
(Refer to our heavy lineup of fiction reviews in the July/August 2001 issue.) But as the days grow shorter and autumn chills begin to chase away summery rays, fall provides a cornucopia of reading that is every bit as stimulating.
"What began as a Lenten tradition in Europe continues today as a way to celebrate our heritage and chase away the winter chill." The brand is still made using an 1888 recipe that calls for five varieties of pale and dry-roasted caramel malts and Chister hops.
In his description of folk artist Tyree Guyton's use of semi-magical practices such as nailing tires to the walls of houses to chase away drug dealers from his Detroit neighborhood, Thompson slips from relativism into near fantasy.
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 trouble started one Sunday morning when Nathan Scrubbs, an operative, has one too many pepper vodka Bloody Marys to chase away the blues.
Love is our quest In this summer sunshine So go on the swings Go on the slide And chase away the blues And stand strong in love And be bold Because love is brand new Love is our quest To catch you To help you relax To make your plans All come true The truth of love Is waiting with Open arms The festivals are waiting The town is decorated With art adventures And musical joy This is the time to celebrate Love is our quest So go shopping And treat yourself And find something You have purpose and value So make the best of summer Go to the coast and countryside And live a better life And live in style KENNETH MOOD
The boy's throat had been cut and local reports said a man had confessed to the killing "to chase away the evil spirits" from his sick son after seeking advice from a village shaman.
She said all the authorities could do is chase away the illegal fishermen.
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.
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Staff at Charnwood Water said water bailiffs repeatedly had to chase away groups fishing without a licence.