Definition of 'banish'
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Has economic gloom banished concern for the environment from our thoughts? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Those around him must now make sure that such thoughts are banished from his mind. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They recommend focusing on your breathing and banishing negative thoughts as you inhale. The Sun (2015)Their job was to banish such thoughts from their heads. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His display also banished thoughts of a poor first half. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And make a real effort to banish these thoughts of your girlfriend. The Sun (2008)Such doubts have been banished now. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He tried to banish the thought. Man of Honour (2007)And they will want to win to banish match-fixing gloom. The Sun (2012)I shuddered and banished such thoughts to the back of my mind. Times, Sunday Times (2010)And he still has the same youthful enthusiasm to succeed, banishing all thoughts of hanging up his boots. The Sun (2015)People can be taught to banish the unhelpful thoughts that lead to negative feelings and behaviour and to embrace positive, helpful thoughts. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It took only a quiet Sunday surveying his Ditcheat domain to banish the gloom. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Second, when it comes to money, banish all thoughts about how nice you think a company is. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In town she returned to preoccupations which, for the moment, had the happy effect of banishing troublesome thoughts. The House of Mirth (1905)The Frenchman may well claim he is able to banish thoughts like these from his mind - but somehow you doubt it. The Sun (2006)But he has banished any international thoughts and is focused on keeping MK Dons up. The Sun (2015)Any fear of this latter evil was banished now that her mamma was to have an establishment; for on the point of birth Gwendolen was quite easy. Daniel Deronda (1876)
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Used Occasionally. banish is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'banish'
British English: banish VERB
If someone or something is banished from a place or area of activity, they are sent away from it and prevented from entering it.
He was banished from his homeland.
Definition of banish from the Collins English Dictionary
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