drive (one) to (do something)

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drive (one) to (do something)

To impel one to do something through some form of motivation or coercion. The desire to set a good example for my kids drove me to finally complete my college degree. The stress of this job will drive me to drink.
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drive to

v.
1. To travel to some destination in a vehicle: She drove to the beach in her truck. He drove to the mall.
2. To travel in some vehicle to some destination: We drove the car to the store for groceries.
3. To force or impel someone to some action or condition: I didn't want to have to say it, but you drove me to it. This paperwork is driving the staff to insanity.
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References in classic literature ?
Men shoot us in the water and club us on the land; Men drive us to the Salt House like silly sheep and tame, And still we sing Lukannon--before the sealers came.
If the aim [of the attack] is intimidation, I do not believe this will drive us to either change our method or our principles and will not lead to any result," he said.
This facility and management consolidation and restructuring is the first of three major initiatives I am implementing to drive us to profitability.
TERiX clients and partners drive us to market," said Jim Olding, TERiX Executive Vice President.
Creative technical Innovation, marketed synergetic within a nominated win/win environment will drive us to new levels.
It is companies like Nissan that continue to drive us to develop and deliver solutions built on industry best practices, allowing us to help companies around the world become more agile.
This patent is a credit to Vhayu's technological vision that continues to drive us to service the needs of our customers," said Jeffrey Hudson, CEO at Vhayu.
Our ongoing commitment to providing outstanding levels of customer service coupled with our strategic branch locations continues to drive us to record levels of growth.
The process requires continuous improvement, and that will drive us to find new and better ways to reduce waste, prevent pollution and operate more safely and efficiently.
In expanding Tempest's Board of Directors, we are adding depth and experience to the team that will drive us to our goal of establishing a strong market presence for our leading patented technology and products.
The PIDA award reinforces the desirability of the product and will drive us to continue to build on its success.
Our traditional business values drive us to aggressively, but sensibly pursue increased revenues with an eye toward both short-run and long-term profitability," said Abnous.
Lance is a skilled business leader and the right person to drive us to our new mission.
The steps being taken by the Company will continue to drive us to our objective of being listed on one of the National Stock Exchanges.