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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
References in classic literature ?
Father Seraphim began to drive them away, saying that Father Sergius was tired.
White flies still around: The annual onslaught of pesky and annoying white flies continues to rile Tehranis despite efforts by the city government to exterminate them or to drive them away.
As the biggest league in the world you want to keep the biggest players, not drive them away for crazy reasons.
We cannot drive them away during the day time as there are hundreds and thousands of people here but the elephant squad is alert and will drive them away at evening," said Najeali.
Now, if life wasn't tough enough for juveniles, shopkeepers are trying to drive them away with a machine that emits a high-pitched wail that only teenagers can hear, and which really gets on your nerves.
Only asked to drive them away, he abandoned efforts to eliminate the birds; instead, he conned them into leaving the area on their own.
Two men escaped by forcing a worker to drive them away in a hijacked van.
They also encounter still other chemicals that drive them away from the wasp.
So farmer Herrmann-Josef Becker tried music to drive them away.
The owner of the Jean-Michel Cousteau resort on the island of Vanua Levu has also begun complaining about the state of the road into his upscale retreat, claiming it's in such bad shape visitors may not want to return to Fiji (if rioting and armed hostage taking doesn't drive them away first).
The "Win Free Groceries For A Year and a 2003 Nissan Pathfinder to drive them away in" promotion is Coinstar's second for the year, following a "Movie Getaway" sweepstakes with Columbia Pictures and successful promotions in 2001 with Warner Home Video and Radio Disney.