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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 ?
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.
He started driving away, but was disturbed by the woman, who opened the driver's door.
A 36-year-old man from the Liverpool area who was charged with two counts of theft, handling stolen goods and taking and driving away, had the case against him dropped yesterday at Newport Magistrates' Court.
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.
Summary: George Osborne has warned against driving away the wealthy after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg called for a temporary tax on the rich.
GEORGE Osborne warned against driving away the wealthy after Nick Clegg called for a temporary tax on the rich.
A MOTORIST is barred from entering every petrol station forecourt in the UK after filling up and driving away without paying five times over a fortnight.
Summary: BEIRUT: Unidentified people threw two corpses from their Renault Rapide car outside the Al-Asi Hospital in the Bekaa town of Hermel before driving away, the state-run National News Agency (NNA) reported on Sunday.
Summary: Saudi Arabia claimed victory in a conflict with Yemen's Houthi rebels, saying the kingdom's army was successful in driving away the last infiltrators from its territory, press reports said
A VOLVO driver knocked a man down on Yarm Lane, Stockton, before driving away from the scene, Cleveland Police have revealed.
Marti Redford, who is to start a St Andrews University psychology course, was seen reversing into her mother's Daihatsu before driving away in the damaged Mercedes.
Police say the burglars took the keys to the family's Rover 25 parked outside and loaded it with their haul of stolen electrical items and jewellery before driving away.
Williams pleaded guilty to burgling the property in Oxford Street, Nantgarw, stealing car keys, driving away a Jaguar car without consent and causing pounds 8,000 worth of damage to it.