let drive


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let drive

obsolete To shoot a projectile-based weapon at someone. He raised the shotgun and let drive at the flock of geese taking to the air before him. She quickly notched another arrow in her bow and let drive once more for the intruder.
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let drive

attack with blows, missiles, or criticism.
1926 Travel I let drive for the point of his chin, and he went down and out for a full count.
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References in classic literature ?
Before Antaeus could get out of the way, Hercules let drive again, and gave him another knock- down blow, which sent him heels over head, but served only to increase his already enormous and insufferable strength.
Hector came close up and let drive with his great sword at the ashen spear of Ajax.
But Flynn let drive a single, (12) to the wonderment of all,
A witness said the woman, who was headed for the Wood Green Animal Shelter in Godmanchester, was annoyed after police refused to take her there or let drive on.
But Flynn let drive a single, to the wonderment of all, And Blake, the much despised, tore the cover off the ball; And when the dust had lifted, and the men saw what had occurred, There was Johnnie safe at second and Flynn a-hugging third.