withdrive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English withdriven, from Old English wiþdrīfan (to repel, drive off), equivalent to with- +‎ drive.

Verb[edit]

withdrive (third-person singular simple present withdrives, present participle withdriving, simple past withdrove, past participle withdriven)

  1. (transitive) To drive back or drive away; drive off; push back.
    • 1527, L. Andrewe tr. H. von Braunschweig Vertuose Bk. Distyllacyon ii. ii. sig. Aij/2:
      The same [Sorell] water withdryueth impetigines.
    • 1976, Robert Dudley Edwards, Thomas Desmond Williams, The great famine: studies in Irish history, 1845-52:
      [...] would result in a reduction in the numbers of this vector of disease, proportionate to the thoroughness and persistence with which the procedures were carried out. Centuries ago wise men taught, that to 'withdrive' THE GREAT FAMINE.
    • 1991, Azmi Süslü, Russian view on the atrocities commited by the Armenians:
      The Armenian reconnaissance columns could catch only one cavalry belonging to the Ottoman Army from the time that they have withdriven from Erzincan until Erzurum was reoccupied by the Ottoman Army.
    • 2007, David Frost, Frost/Nixon:
      [...] a condition in the talks they'd had with president Johnson's representatives that any settlement had to be based on the US, not only withdrawal, but, was we withdrove . . . withdrew, throwing their and his government out of office.
    • 2012, "New rule for 2012:
      If somebody bought sex from prostitute it is not his sex if prostitute withdrove consent? But if i withdrove consent i wont get my money back?
    • 2012, SENEWS 2012-07-04:
      An international hunman right organazition is asking the goverment to withdrive a law that would increase goverment control over news organizations .