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drive off

1. To leave some place by driving; to drive away. Once my parents had driven off, I called all of my friends and invited them over.
2. To force or entice someone or something to leave some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "off." What can we do to drive these troublesome raccoons off our property? I'll drive off those ruffians, don't you worry.
3. To hit a golf ball off of something, typically a tee. Yeah, but I can hit it farther than you if I drive off the tee.
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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

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 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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References in classic literature ?
A great struggle for the body then follows, Aias taking up the body and carrying it to the ships, while Odysseus drives off the Trojans behind.
For example, the deepwater platform drives off due to the fault of DP system, and the platform will pull the top of riser system away from subsea wellhead in the horizontal direction.
The deepwater platform drives off in surge, sway and yaw under the loads of thruster, wind, current, second order wave force and riser force.
5, it can be seen that when the platform drives off in the 0[degrees] direction, the deepwater riser deflects along the environment direction under the current and wave loads in the initial drive-off stage.
The calculated key parameters are extracted from the drive-off analysis result when the platform drives off in the 0[degrees] direction.
When the platform drives off along the ocean environment, the riser force acting on platform plays a driving role in the platform drive-off in the initial drive-off stage.
BUNKERED: A policewoman pulls the golf star over for talking on his phone MERCURY PRESS; FEELING BELOW PAR: Norman looks sombre as he's giving a stern warning; STROKE OF GOOD LUCK: Norman drives off.
When he drives off in that car, he's really driving off into the afterlife.
Mr Halonen said: "If somebody drives off with 50 litres of product at EUR1 a litre, it will take about 1,000 litres of sales to cover the loss of that.