fordrive

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English fordriven, from Old English fordrīfan (to drive, sweep away, drive on, impel, compel, drive away, expel, overtax), from Proto-Germanic *fradrībaną (to drive away, drive out, expel), equivalent to for- +‎ drive. Cognate with West Frisian fordriuwe, ferdriuwe (to expel), Dutch verdrijven (to expel), German Low German verdrieven (to drive away), German vertreiben (to expel, drive out, banish), Danish fordrive (to oust, expel), Swedish fördriva (to drive away, drive out, banish).

Verb[edit]

fordrive (third-person singular simple present fordrives, present participle fordriving, simple past fordrove, past participle fordriven)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To drive away; expel.
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To drive about; drive here and there; drive astray.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

for- +‎ drive, from Middle Low German vordriven

Verb[edit]

fordrive (imperative fordriv, present tense fordriver, passive fordrives, simple past fordrev or fordreiv, past participle fordrevet, present participle fordrivende)

  1. to drive away, drive out, expel, banish, dispel
  2. fordrive tiden: to while away / pass the time

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

for- +‎ drive, from Middle Low German vordriven

Verb[edit]

fordrive (present tense fordriv, past tense fordreiv, past participle fordrive, passive infinitive fordrivast, present participle fordrivande, imperative fordriv)

  1. to drive away, drive out, expel, banish, dispel
  2. fordrive tida: to while away / pass the time

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