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drive down

1. To drive to a place farther south than one's current location. We're planning to drive down to Florida and thaw out from the Boston winter.
2. To drive someone or something to another location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "drive" and "down." I can't leave for the beach until Saturday—can you drive me down? Mom is going to drive all of that stuff down to campus next weekend.
3. To cause something to decrease quickly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "drive" and "down." That dilapidated old house has driven down house prices in our neighborhood. There's no magic pill that will drive your cholesterol down.
See also: down, drive

drive someone down

(to some place) to transport someone to some place (as in town or away from home), or to a relatively lower place or to a place in the south. She drove herself down to the hospital. We have to drive Andrew down to school in the fall.
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drive something down

(to some place) to transport a vehicle to a place by driving it there. I will drive the car down to the college and leave it there for you. I'll drive down the car and meet you. Do I have to drive the car down? Can't you fly up here and get it?
See also: down, drive

drive down

(to some place ) to go in a vehicle to a relatively lower place or to a place in the South. We are going to drive down to Houston for the weekend. We were going to fly to Florida, but it will be nice to drive down.
See also: down, drive

drive down

v.
1. To drive a vehicle downward, southward, or along some path: We drove down to Florida for winter break. They drove down the street in the van.
2. To drive some vehicle downward, southward, or along some path: My sister drove my car down to Florida. She drove the motorcycle down the road.
3. To cause something to decrease rapidly: The increase in supply drove down the costs. The ongoing war drove travel down.
See also: down, drive
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The county general fund was paying over $3,000 per month originally and after the project was completed to include breakouts in OfficeWatch, it will drive us down to only $995 per month.
Once again, Hazarika volunteered to drive us down to Panitola, a few kilometres away from the Air Force station at Chabua.
The stakes are high if we fail to set a high standard for intellectual integrity in publication; our disciplines will become populated by fakes and frauds who will drive us down at a time when the world needs what we do best.
The weekend has been planned for ages so we're hiring a minibus to drive us down.
My dad would drive us down to Mexico and say, 'I'll show you what real poverty is', and we would see that our life wasn't that bad.
My husband used to drive us down there to visit her.
Travis: My mom used to drive us down to the old skateboard park in Del Mar and Jes would cruise, They didn't make little skateboards for little kids, so I was like, "Oh.
My dad moved heaven and earth to get me and my best friend Vicki tickets and then drive us down there to see Michael perform his greatest hits on stage.