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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?
See also: away, drive
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: away, drive
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Nikita, who was half frozen, rose with great difficulty and sat up, moving his hand before his nose in a strange manner just as if he were driving away flies.
.' said Nikita in a tearful voice, continuing to wave his hand before his face as if driving away flies.
A passenger stood trial at Ras Al Khaimah Criminal Court for allegedly assaulting a cabbie following an argument, driving away with his taxi and robbing the money kept in it.
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The father jumped from his friend's car and ran up to his stolen vehicle because the car was momentarily stuck, but Thurman was able to get the vehicle free and started driving away again.
A UNIVERSITY student has been jailed for driving away from court minutes after a judge had banned him from the roads.
West Pokot County police boss Jackson Tumwet said the raiders descended on the village and started shooting before driving away the animals.
Chinese Ambassador Zhao Jianhua on Wednesday said China had started verifying a report that Chinese vessels were driving away Filipino fishermen from a string of sandbars close to Philippine-occupied Pag-asa Island in the South China Sea.
Pet detective PC Simon Shaughnessy used number-plate recognition technology to track a car seen driving away with the puppy.
The victim suffered leg injuries after attempting to prevent the men from driving away. McGuire and Devonport were initially charged in relation to these incidents.
The incident was caught on CCTV and shows the crash, which happened near to the Dunlop cricket ground at around 10.45pm, before the other car - an Audi A1 - is reversed a couple of times before pulling off and driving away.
Dubai: A man assaulted a policeman and injured him when he tried to stop the former from driving away quickly, a court heard on Wednesday.
He started driving away, but was disturbed by the woman, who opened the driver's door.
The reason the people of Bakersfield do not complain about oil spilt on their houses is because it probably does not happen, and if it did, I am very sure they would not simply accept driving away as a solution.
London, May 22 ( ANI ): Robert Pattinson has fueled speculation that he's split from girlfriend Kristen Stewart again after he was spotted driving away from her home in a truck packed with suitcases and bags.