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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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The New York Post reported that further talking about the case Moore said, "When she was in this state, they took her off in the car, driving around from 8 a.
When stopped by officers, the teenager from Burnfoot, Co Donegal, told them he was "using it for social purposes in that he was driving around the city centre to see if there were any women about".
It is simple now to drive around in a stolen car with false number plates because the car has been cloned, and someone somewhere is driving the legitimate motor, paying road tax and insurance, completely oblivious to at least one car or possibly more driving around Britain and they are the ones paying.
Police were alerted after residents of Barangay Makiling reported a Toyota Innova driving around the village.
What is more sad is seeing few police cars driving around those areas.
Also it's time the council got together and sorted themselves out about private hire cars driving around Newcastle without Newcastle plates for private hire, whether from North Tyneside, Durham or Berwick.
Summary: You might be well advised to "never smile" at Pradeep Kumar Mehta when he is driving around northern India's Punjab.
TWO police officers are under criminal and disciplinary investigation for driving around in confiscated cars, kept by police as evidence, reports said yesterday.
It's a shame the people of Huddersfield don't apply their 'helpful caring nature' to people of all generations, instead of driving around injured motorcyclists.
Brian, from Dumbarton, said: "It just came into my head as I was thinking about what I could do with this classic car, instead of just driving around Loch Lomond.
WHILST driving around Newcastle, particularly out towards the west along Scotswood Road, I often wonder why traffic lights are set to the same sequence all day every day.
POLICE have given up trying to prosecute a man for driving around in a fake Popemobile.
After driving around the general area, we found the chrome rails.
If you believe that the town council have exceeded their authority in obstructing you from driving around the green, then please make a complaint to the Highways and Transportation department of Anglesey County Council.
Burbank officials said the intersection signals met state standards and said Wysocki was at fault for driving around the crossing gates.