chase off


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chase off

To drive something or someone away from a place or from oneself. After John left the front door open, a stray dog came in and I had to chase it off!
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The noises are set to loudspeakers in the parks to chase off geese.
Not since the days of Desert Orchid had a horse won a chase off a handicap rating as high as this (176), but Timmy Murphy was always going smoothly.
A DOG helped chase off a burglar who was wandering around a Warwickshire house.
We were willing to "invest" billions on defense spending to chase off that other bear and deter the speculative threat of an enemy who at least could be reasoned with.
In spite of their delicate appearance, avocets will chase off any other bird that comes too close with loud, ringing "kluit" calls.
This may sound amazing but it is a fact that a fed squirrel will become territory dominant and then will chase off all other squirrels except his mate when she is with him during the mating season.
Upon their return, wolves will often chase off or attack a scavenging coyote, lunging at and biting the animal for up to 15 minutes.
British dolphin expert Mark Simmonds said: "Dolphins will chase off sharks, usually to protect their calves.
The book concerns a group of barnyard animals who overthrow and chase off their exploitative human masters and set up an egalitarian society of their own.
Sri Lanka had got their chase off to a positive start with Upul Tharanga, rather than Tillakaratne Dilshan, the aggressor.
PAUL Nicholls believes Denman will struggle to win another handicap chase off his current mark of 182.
I read with interest the report in the Gazette of the 80-year-old widow using a sword to chase off burglars and the subsequent praise from the police.
2 -- ran in Simi edition only) Master falconer Joe Suffredini uses a leather glove to hold Mordib, one of nine falcons who chase off scavenger sea gulls from the tons of exposed trash, in background, at the Simi landfill.
20 Hereford SP forecast 5-4 Left Jonjo O'Neill after winning a handicap chase off 112 in August and has won and gone close in his two hunter chases.
Schwarzenegger's candidacy did not chase off Bill Simon, the Republican candidate who lost a gubernatorial bid to Davis less than a year ago.