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drive around

1. To drive one to different places or sights. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "drive" and "around." When I visited my dad in Philadelphia, he drove me around and showed me all of the historical sites. I had to drive around my mom to six different stores until she found what she was looking for.
2. To drive through different parts of an area. Our neighborhood was so congested tonight that I had to drive around for half an hour before I found a parking space.
3. To drive aimlessly. Ever since Jack got his license, he spends most of his free time just driving around with his friends.
See also: around, drive

drive someone around something

to transport a person in a vehicle on a tour of something or some place. Fred will drive you around the city to see the sights. He spent an hour driving himself around town.
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drive something around something

1. . to steer or propel something around something. Wally drove the small car around the post easily. Please drive your truck around the corner carefully.
2. to go in a vehicle through different parts of a place. He drove his new car around town, hoping everyone would see it. We drove the car around the parade route twice so everyone could get a good look at it.
See also: around, drive
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A CAR-JACKER aged 14 who forced a student to drive him around for 10 hours was jailed for six years yesterday.
My dad is disabled, and a lot of days all I do is drive him around to where he needs to go,'' she said.
In ``Collateral,'' Cruise's gray-haired character is unquestionably a bad guy: a contract killer who forces a cab driver played by Jamie Foxx to drive him around Los Angeles as he knocks off witnesses set to testify in a drug-trafficking trial.
Kupchak suggests the problem could be solved if Riders finds a home near the arena, or if he hires ``somebody to drive him around.
Whenever me and my friends were in town, we would drive him around everywhere.