a bellow chased off across the fields

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What does chase off mean this context? WRF's definitions do not seem to fit.

At 3:05 the base of the clock tower burst open, spraying powdered brick everywhere. A huge, explosive bellow chased off across the fields; it broke almost every window in Haven, and a good many in Troy and Albion as well.
Source: The Tommyknockers by Stephen King

Thank you.
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