drive back to

drive (one) back to (someone)

To impel someone to return to someone else, such as a former lover or spouse. An intense feeling of longing during their trial separation is what drove her back to her husband.
See also: back, drive

drive someone back to someone

to force someone to return to someone, such as a spouse, lover, parent, etc. Her bad experience with her new friend drove her back to her husband. Being homeless was no fun, and soon Wally was driven back to his parents.
See also: back, drive
References in classic literature ?
On the drive back to his own house, he opened the crumpled paper.
Clements became alarmed, and ordered the cabman to drive back to her lodgings.
Having done that, we may drive back to our luncheon.
When people work in Los Angeles and get home, they don't want to get back in the car to drive back to the city to watch a show.
Next was Orlando for the tradeshow crap and nearer to the inevitable drive back to San Diego.
He robbed a house in Longforgan, Perthshire, and stole a car to drive back to the prison and then climbed in a window.
The employee of the Autobahn pub in Dublin was leaving his car after work at 4am on Saturday when he was bundled back inside and told to drive back to the city bar.
Now, our workers must drive 25 miles to pick up a truck, drive back to town and do a route, return the truck to the remote site, and then drive back home.
The kicking, fighting burros (the male "jacks" are particularly dangerous) have to be lassoed, corraled, and loaded into the trailer, ready for the long drive back to the Chontos' 20-acre sanctuary, which is now home to 40 burros.
The box containing the replacement drive and mailing label can then be used to send the failed drive back to Sony at the customer's expense and by the shipping method of their choosing.
But his spotty Portuguese suggested he was not Brazilian and police took him for an hourlong drive back to the station in Rio.
The hand ventured west, then east, and then concluded the tour with a quaint 30-hour drive back to Regina.
Then he told her to drive back to the park, where waiting deputies heard her screaming for help as the car pulled into the drive.
The 25-mile drive back to the lodge in the dark is more than enough to take on.