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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.
See also: around, drive

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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Nevertheless, many Saudi families rely on very young boys to drive them around.
Laura Johnson, 20, had no idea that when her friend Emmanuel Okubote, 20, asked her to bring him his car charger that he and three others would get in and make her drive them around as they robbed and looted, said her lawyer Martin McCarthy.
They also are charged with kidnapping and dissuading a witness in connection with a man whom prosecutors said they forced to drive them around while they looked for people to rob.
I'll drive them around in circles for all eternity while they fight over the radio, eat chili cheese Fritos and yell at me.
They wonder why on earth someone would stay up until 5 or 6 in the morning to drive them around," he adds.
One of the attackers jabbed a semiautomatic handgun at the husband and the men ordered the couple to drive them around the neighborhood, police said.