ge-drífan
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ge-drífan
Substitute: To drive, 1. to force a living creature to move Gif ic in Belzebub fordrífo dióules, suno iúera in huǽm hiá gedrífes (eiciunt) 1, Mt. L. 12, 27. Hé gedrifen wæs (agebalur) from diówlæ on woesternum, Lk. L. 8, 29. Suna ríces biðon gedrifen (eicientur) in ðyóstrum, Mt. L. 8, 12. 2. to impel matter by physical force, to carry along (of wind or water) Þ scipp gedrifen wæs (jactabatur) from ýðum, Mt. 14, 24. Ǽlc ceápscip frið hæbbe . . . gyf hit undrifen bið. And þéh hit gedriuen beó, and hit ætfleó tó hwilcre friðbyrig . . . , habban þá men frið, Ll. Th. i. 286, l. 3. to force matter into something, cram. v. full-gedrifen. 4. to carry out, effect, drive a bargain Hé hreówlíce his ceáp gedrifan hæfde, Hml. S. 23, 585. [O. H. Ger. ge-tríban agere, adigere, com-, im-pellere.]
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