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let drive

obsolete To shoot a projectile-based weapon at someone or something. 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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In his speech Shepherd, voice quaking, spoke of the night his boat capsized on the Thames, throwing victim Charlotte Brown Charlotte, who he had let drive, to her death.
But Flynn let drive a single, (12) to the wonderment of all,
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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.
And since getting close seems too difficult, the temptation is to treat pronghorns like oversize prairie dogs and let drive from long range.