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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?
See also: away, drive
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: away, drive

drive away

to leave some place driving a vehicle. They got in the car and drove away. They drove away and left us here.
See also: away, drive
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
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.
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References in classic literature ?
Our brother will not wake, And his own kind drive us away!
The Lord protects us from foreign sea vessels that drive us away from our fishing grounds.
"They also tried to bar us from getting out of our homes, but we managed to reach the centre, and tried to drive us away," the women voters stated.
They might drive us away again if we refuse to give them our catch,' he added.
It will drive us away. As such our agency model needs to go towards a result- oriented approach, we should judge based on the quality of that delivery.
We live in a world where suffering and death is a reality, but God does not intend this to drive us away but to draw us closer.
I believe he will provide the leadership to drive us away from the foot of the League Two table.
Those who plan to make Bahrain lag behind in economic development, provoking political disputes and fabricating crises to drive us away from our priorities, aimed at serving our people and the country's prosperity were denounced by the Premier.
"They're trying to drive us away again, back to our places, where it's too far, and then do it again tomorrow (walk to reach the compound), and it's not fair on us.
"Those who burned our shops don't want to drive us away from here because we are Christians, but because they don't want Muslims to live side by side with Christians in one city," Khoury said.
The entire family can prove that this is our land and no one has a right to drive us away. We will not keep quiet about this and we intend to file a lawsuit against this move." His relative, Sujan, said "We don't know where to go.
In order to drive us away, that glamour is an investment
But Robert Lloyd Griffiths, director of the IoD in Wales, said: "Yes, let's explore all options for improving the UK's links with the rest of the globe - but let's ensure, as a matter of priority, that we put our own house in order by developing world-beating infrastructure to help business drive us away from these tough times.
Why let these guys drive us away from a church founded on love, compassion, forgiveness and inclusivity where the message of Jesus Christ, while at times obscured by the failures of the institution, is still alive and still relevant?