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Phrasal Verbs

drive out

This page is about the phrasal verb drive out

Meaning: to force someone or something out of a place

Synonym: expel, throw out, kick out (informal)

For example:

  • drive sb out The invading soldiers drove people out of their homes and forced them to get onto trucks.

  • drive out sb/sth The police came and drove out any protesters who were still inside the building.

Quick Quiz:

While hundreds of demonstrators were being driven out of the area by riot police, the demonstrators

a. thanked the police for their help

b. offered to assist the police

c. shouted angrily at the police

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