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drive away

1. To leave some place in an automobile. Once my parents had driven away, I called all of my friends and invited them over.
2. To transport someone or something from some place in a vehicle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "away." Can we call Animal Control to drive away the raccoons that we've trapped?
3. To entice someone or something to leave some place. What can we do to drive away these troublesome raccoons?
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drive someone (or an animal) away

(from something or some place) to repel someone or an animal from something or some place. We drove the monkeys away from the pineapples. We drove away the monkeys from the fruit.
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drive away

to leave some place driving a vehicle. They got in the car and drove away. They drove away and left us here.
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drive away

v.
1. To leave a place in a vehicle: We got in our car after the party and drove away.
2. To take someone or something away in a vehicle: The farmer drove the puppies away to their new home. The police drove away the criminals in their van.
3. To repel someone or something: We drove the bugs away with insect repellent. The smell drove away trespassers.
See also: away, drive
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It is a ridiculous suggestion that we simply drive away from our homes.
Other programs that benefit from the Drive Away Hunger event include BackPacks, Kids Cafe, and the Community Kitchen Summer Feeding Program.
For all those looking for an opportunity to drive a new vehicle, just drive in your old car of any make or model to Zayani Motors and drive away with a brand new Mitsubishi car.
After five minutes the bare-chested one got into the driver's seat and began to drive away as the police arrived."
Bavar got into his car and started to drive away, and Miss Evans, who came from Anfield, put her hands through the open front passenger window.
On a reef, a cleaner fish that takes a juicy bite out of a visitor's skin could cause an upset that would drive away a waiting customer.
Drive Away, the brainchild of South Wales businessman Stefan Cegielski, is the world's first bespoke cleaning product for golfers.
As you drive away, the slat armor swings open, leaving you with an unprotected soft spot.
The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently lauded General Motors for its continued commitment to producing flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) at the E85 Drive Away event, which was sponsored by local Chevy dealers, Kum and Go, the Iowa Corn Growers Association, IRFA and the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.
Part of the planned Overpeck Center, which will eventually have more than two million s/f of office space on 60 acres of waterfront land, 65 Challenger Road is just a 10-minute drive away from the Lincoln Tunnel, five minutes away from the George Washington Bridge, less than 12 miles away from Newark International Airport and three miles away from Teterboro Airport.
Benefits of the couplings include simple resetting of the connection if a drive away occurs, the elimination of repair or renewal costs and the prevention of injuries.
MORNING AFTER THE MIDNIGHT HAND-OFF of footy greeted by a post-dawn meeting of the minds in a clandestine bunker by a classic car storage facility for the purpose of determining which van would drive away with the coveted statue of a van?
I do not understand why a church that is decreasing in membership would choose to drive away existing members.
But it's a 10-mile drive away, and he can't expend all that time and gasoline every time his crop might need attention.
After the car has been repaired, customers can drop off the Enterprise rental at the shop, pay the deductible if any, and drive away in their own car.