What does banish mean?

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  1. (heading) To send someone away and forbid that person from returning.
    1. (with simple direct object)
    2. (with from)
    3. (dated, with out of)
    4. (archaic, with two simple objects (person and place))
  2. To expel, especially from the mind.
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After Brewster had been fouled on the edge of the box, Sauzee stepped up, determined to banish the memory of his penalty miss.
Danny accepts it with a grateful nod and drinks a long draught, trying to banish the shakes from his body.
Understanding the hidden power of biology to shape our most cherished relationships may banish Cupid to the Sistine ceiling forever.
Call it blind faith or what you will, but I believe our fellows can rise to the occasion and banish the woes of last Sunday.
Or laws that banish her and her ilk from public places to the dingy sidewalk.
Most people with OCD struggle to banish their unwanted, obsessive thoughts and to prevent themselves from engaging in compulsive behaviors.

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