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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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Even if they'd have thought they'd hit a car, it wouldn't have been very nice just to drive off.
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For the drive or the flight phase to be efficient, the athlete should not turn the left leg past ten o'clock so that he can drive off it.
They drop everything to move in on a fresh kill and drive off feeding predators.
The third car is a blue Fiat Stilo which was involved in a highvalue drive off at BP Reliance on June 8 and is also connected to similar high drive-offs in other parts of the country.
PC Keith Tierney drive off co-ordinator for Merseyside police, said: "We are dedicated to tackling forecourt crime.
A GARAGE has declared war on motorists who drive off without paying for fuel.
She said: "This can only be a good thing and the aim has got to be to put the wind up people who drive off without paying.
The driver of the other car felt the bump and then saw Dunnett, of Caledonian Crescent, Auchterarder, drive off last September.