drive back

(redirected from drives back)

drive back

1. To return to some place by driving. It only took us an hour to get here, but with all of this traffic, how long will it take us to drive back? Hey, will any of you guys be driving back to campus soon?
2. To transport someone or something back to some place in a vehicle. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "back." Can any of you guys drive me back to campus soon?
3. To force someone or something to move away from someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "back." The ringmaster used a whip to drive the lion back. This tactic should help us to drive back the enemy troops.
See also: back, drive

drive someone or something back

to force someone or something away; to force someone or something to retreat. The infantry drove the attackers back into the desert. They drove back the invading army. We drove them back to the border.
See also: back, drive

drive back

to go in a vehicle back to where it started. Mary drove back and parked the car where it had been when she started. You drive us there and I'll drive back.
See also: back, drive
References in periodicals archive ?
Ideally, Dirk would love everything to be found but is most anxious to get his laptop and his hard drives back.
Eddy's revelation shakes Dwight out of his self-pitying fug and he tidies his appearance then drives back to West Virginia to dole out what he perceives as justice to Will.
So, she steals her dad's '68 Chevy truck and drives back to Connecticut alone.
There is no doubt that DDS is a viable product, and manufacturers are still shipping DDS drives back to the second generation.
The Basic Warranty is for a five-year period and requires the customer to ship disk drives back to BCC for repair within two business days from receipt.