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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.
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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.
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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.
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PO2 Michael Sabug was driving back to Cabarroguis town, where he is assigned, when he struck a Toyota Vios sedan (ZFF 554) driven by Cristina Sabluden, a school teacher of the Maddela Comprehensive High School in Maddela town, according to Senior Insp.
It was strange driving back but I know the route well so I was able to get back to Crewe and hand over the bus.
Summary: Driving back to Beirut from a trip to Damascus in 1999, Rafik Hariri waited until he was in Lebanese territory before sharing his thoughts about Bashar Assad, the heir apparent to ailing Syrian President Hafez Assad.
A The husband said the bear jumped in front of the car shortly after midnight on Thursday when the family was driving back from a vacation in Greece.
But his bosses at Tates Travel said he broke his contract by failing to answer calls asking where he wanted to pick up another driver and driving back while the bus was in service.
IRELAND 46 ARGENTINA 24: Craig Gilroy was so wracked with nerves before Ireland's record victory over Argentina that he considered driving back to Belfast.
CRAIG Gilroy was so wracked with nerves before Ireland's record 46-24 victory over Argentina that he considered driving back to Belfast.
After driving back to the home, colleagues became concerned he was under the influence of drugs.
A COURT will rule next month in the case of five Bahraini men accused of abducting a man in his own car, beating him, dumping him in the desert, and then driving back to burgle his home.
Summary: The famous Egyptian actress Hanan Turk got into a car accident while driving back from the studios where she is filming her her latest television drama series "Hanem Bint Basha" (A lady, daughter of a Gentleman)
White was driving back to the Chino area after dropping off a car in Palmdale, attorneys said.
This centering point on the rubber is the point from which the pitcher pushes off the rubber with his driving back leg.
I remember driving back from a game at Arsenal very late at night with only the dashboard lights for company when suddenly my phone rang.
Widger, conditional rider to Philip Hobbs, was driving back to his house from a workout in the gym when he lost control of his car.
A young lover driving back from his girlfriend's house has become the latest victim of "road bombing" thugs.