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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 ?
That's the fourth personage these animals have driven away.
In another moment she had been driven away, and I sat as one stupefied in the inn window.
But who says you are driven away, or that you are exiled?
Until ten minutes after we had driven away from the inn my courage held out--and then it failed me; then I said to myself, "You wretch, you have deserted your husband
He knew that they would be driven away all the same, and he much desired to be left alone and to rest, but he sent the attendant with that message to produce an impression.
So when all the people had been driven away he approached Father Sergius, and suddenly falling on his knees loudly exclaimed:
Nor did the Spaniards, with all their prudence, consider that while they made those people thus desperate, they ought to have kept a good guard at the same time upon their plantations; for though it is true they had driven away their cattle, and the Indians did not find out their main retreat, I mean my old castle at the hill, nor the cave in the valley, yet they found out my plantation at the bower, and pulled it all to pieces, and all the fences and planting about it; trod all the corn under foot, tore up the vines and grapes, being just then almost ripe, and did our men inestimable damage, though to themselves not one farthing's worth of service.
Had they been left to themselves, they would have been starved off for want of provisions, or driven away by the Chinooks, who only wanted a signal from the factory to treat them as intruders and enemies.
The stolen vehicle was driven away at speed and knocked down a member of the public on Liverpool Road.
Students and teachers should not be driven away from their classrooms to makeshift classrooms because this practice has been proven to be costly for Filipino taxpayers.
Summary: A family member had driven away 'two minutes' before a part of the roof collapsed on their garage.
A delighted shopper from Dubai has driven away a brand-new Range Rover Sport SUV after shopping at City Centre Mirdif during DSS campaign.
Detectives charged three men after launching an appeal for information, saying an articulated lorry full of biscuits had been driven away from the scene.
A merchandise store of Javed was also looted at 240 morr,while cattles of Naheed Akhtar in 79JB were driven away by thieves.
Officers are especially keen to hear from anyone who noticed the vehicle being driven away from the area or who knows where it might be now.