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(to some place) to go in a vehicle to a place that is away from one's home, away from a city, etc. We drove out to a little place in the country for a picnic. Why don't you drive out this weekend? We would love to have you here.
drive someone (or an animal) out
of something and drive someone or an animal out to force or chase someone or an animal out of something or some place. We drove them all out of the country. We drove out the troublesome kids.
1. To force someone or something to leave some place: The rising cost of rent drove the tenants out. The pesticide drove out the insects.
2. To travel to some destination in a vehicle: We might drive out to the country this weekend. I was driving out toward Denver when the blizzard hit.