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drive off

to leave somewhere, driving a vehicle. She got in her car and drove off. Please don't drive off and leave me!
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drive someone or something off

to repel or chase away someone or something. The campers drove the cows off before the animals trampled the tents. They drove off the cows.
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drive off

v.
1. To leave a place in a vehicle: I got in my car and drove off.
2. To repel someone or something: We drove the bugs off with fly swatters. The police drove off the angry crowd with tear gas.
3. To hit a golf ball off something, especially a tee, at the start of a hole: I drove off the tee and ended up in a sand trap.
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They just drive off casually because they know they have false plates.
The woman managed to drive off and neither she or her female passenger were injured, although her vehicle was slightly damaged.
The man ordered the woman out of the car but she also managed to drive off.
We're asking people who have parked their car in the area to check their brakes before they drive off.
Shocked Lizzy looked up to see the Astra appear as if it was going to stop, but then drive off again.
WARWICKSHIRE police are targeting motorists who drive off without paying for fuel at petrol stations using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR).
Fire crews had been dealing with a flooded house in Pontypool on Saturday when a woman got into the cab and tried to drive off.
The Aussie star claimed he didn't know about the UK ban on using phones while driving - and after a 30-minute talking-to by cops, he was allowed to drive off.
We don't know exactly what happened or how he managed to drive off the cliff but it was an accident rather than a suicide attempt.
PALMDALE - A 21-year-old Lancaster woman was kidnapped by a masked gunman, who she said followed her car on a Palmdale street and forced it off the road before getting in with her and ordering her to drive off, deputies said.