drive (one) to (do something)(redirected from drive somebody to)
drive (one) to (do something)
To impel one to do something through some form of motivation or coercion. The desire to set a good example for my kids drove me to finally complete my college degree. The stress of this job will drive me to drink.
drive someone to do something
to force someone to do something. Poverty drove him to steal. She drove herself to earn a living.
1. To travel to some destination in a vehicle: She drove to the beach in her truck. He drove to the mall.
2. To travel in some vehicle to some destination: We drove the car to the store for groceries.
3. To force or impel someone to some action or condition: I didn't want to have to say it, but you drove me to it. This paperwork is driving the staff to insanity.