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drive around

1. To drive one to different places or sights. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "drive" and "around." When I visited my dad in Philadelphia, he drove me around and showed me all of the historical sites. I had to drive around my mom to six different stores until she found what she was looking for.
2. To drive through different parts of an area. Our neighborhood was so congested tonight that I had to drive around for half an hour before I found a parking space.
3. To drive aimlessly. Ever since Jack got his license, he spends most of his free time just driving around with his friends.
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drive someone around something

to transport a person in a vehicle on a tour of something or some place. Fred will drive you around the city to see the sights. He spent an hour driving himself around town.
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drive something around something

 
1. . to steer or propel something around something. Wally drove the small car around the post easily. Please drive your truck around the corner carefully.
2. to go in a vehicle through different parts of a place. He drove his new car around town, hoping everyone would see it. We drove the car around the parade route twice so everyone could get a good look at it.
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Another resident who works for a local firm said that he also gets lost when he drives around the city because of rerouted traffic.
The book is set on a macadamia nut farm where Nosh drives around and rescues native animals from rising flood waters.
President Kurmanbek Bakiev said he drives around Bishkek city without his motorcade sometimes to see changes in the capital city development.
Cal State Northridge's Calvin Chitwood drives around North Dakota State's Michael Loney in Sunday's Matadors victory.
Particularly great are the rambling monologues by Watt as he drives around town in his van, showing us the locales that play directly into the story of the band.
The novel follows protagonist Dean Seagrave as he drives around Los Angeles, hurt and extremely angry, hunting down his ex-lover Pablo Ortega, who may have just tried to kill him.
Chrysler just started a new seven-year/70,000-mile transferable warranty, but since a typical customer drives around 15,000 miles per year, the Chrysler warranty may expire in less than five years.
Blair) is a pimp, and the three people in his car were his prostitutes that he drives around Sepulveda with,'' Aldaz said.
The ILOVEYOU virus and its new variants are making their presence felt for the second consecutive day as they continue to destroy hard drives around the globe.
20, 1998--It's a foul-up that's repeated thousands of times per day in this fast-food nation: A hungry, hurried guest places an order at the drive-thru, drives around to the pick-up window, races back to his home or office, and discovers he's received the wrong sandwich, side item or soft drink.