[<< wiktionary] fordrive
== English ==


=== Etymology ===
From Middle English fordriven, from Old English fordrīfan (“to drive, sweep away, drive on, impel, compel, drive away, expel, overtax”), from Proto-West Germanic *fradrīban, 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 ===
fordrive (third-person singular simple present fordrives, present participle fordriving, simple past fordrove, past participle fordriven)

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


==== Related terms ====
drive


=== Anagrams ===
Fervidor


== Norwegian Bokmål ==


=== Etymology ===
for- +‎ drive, from Middle Low German vordriven


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

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


=== References ===
“fordrive” in The Bokmål Dictionary.


== Norwegian Nynorsk ==


=== Etymology ===
for- +‎ drive, from Middle Low German vordriven


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

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


==== Alternative forms ====
fordriva


=== References ===
“fordrive” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.