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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 hedgehog strolling by took pity upon the Fox and went up to him: "You are in a bad way, neighbour," said the hedgehog; "shall I relieve you by driving off those Mosquitoes who are sucking your blood?
Anderton stopped and saw Ms Tadaj lying in the road, then waited around eight minutes for paramedics to arrive before driving off, jurors were told.
In May 2015, the Andrews Labor Government asked the Law Reform, Road and Community Safety Committee to investigate the issue of people driving off without paying for fuel.
THE number of motorists filling up and driving off without paying for fuel on Merseyside has almost doubled since 2013 - despite the cost per litre having gone down by 13p.
He then drove off, hitting Mr Amblin, who suffered torn ligaments and bruising, before driving off.
These offences are often called Hanoi burglaries, named after specialist Operation Hanoi to crack down on crimes where the suspects sneak into homes and steal car keys before driving off in vehicles.
He was captured walking around the dealers' car park, jumping into a newly-delivered Land Rover Freelander - with the keys in the ignition - and driving off.
Investigating officer Sgt Rob Chapman said of Friday afternoon's incident: "The suspect laughed at the victim before driving off.
New York, June 3 ( ANI ): A woman in US has been arrested for forgetting her infant boy on the car roof and driving off.
40pm in Packwood Close, Nuneaton a woman noticed someone trying the door before driving off in a silver Vectra.
But instead of helping him, she launched a tirade of abuse at the stricken youngster before driving off.
Police are urging drivers to be extra vigilant and check brakes before driving off.
Summary: CCTV footage has been released by Essex police of the moment a van driver hit a parked car before driving off.
He told police that he had accidentally left the money on the top of his car before driving off on the morning of Thursday, November 18.
Student Oliver Flint, 18, had claimed Tittensor crashed into him deliberately before driving off in his BMW Z4 without stopping.