drive out(redirected from drive them out)
1. To travel to some location outside of one's current vicinity by driving. When do you guys plan to drive out here?
2. To cause, compel, or force someone or something to leave some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "out." What can we do to drive these troublesome raccoons out of our yard? I'll drive out those ruffians, don't you worry.
3. To pressure someone to resign or otherwise force someone to leave or be removed from a prominent, authoritative position. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "out." Do you think these accusations are credible or just an attempt to drive out the CEO?
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drive someone (or an animal) out
of something and drive someone or an animal out to force or chase someone or an animal out of something or some place. We drove them all out of the country. We drove out the troublesome kids.
(to some place) to go in a vehicle to a place that is away from one's home, away from a city, etc. We drove out to a little place in the country for a picnic. Why don't you drive out this weekend? We would love to have you here.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. To force someone or something to leave some place: The rising cost of rent drove the tenants out. The pesticide drove out the insects.
2. To travel to some destination in a vehicle: We might drive out to the country this weekend. I was driving out toward Denver when the blizzard hit.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.