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drive down

1. To drive to a place farther south than one's current location. We're planning to drive down to Florida and thaw out from the Boston winter.
2. To drive someone or something to another location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "drive" and "down." I can't leave for the beach until Saturday—can you drive me down? Mom is going to drive all of that stuff down to campus next weekend.
3. To cause something to decrease quickly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can used between "drive" and "down." That dilapidated old house has driven down house prices in our neighborhood. There's no magic pill that will drive your cholesterol down.
See also: down, drive

drive someone down

(to some place) to transport someone to some place (as in town or away from home), or to a relatively lower place or to a place in the south. She drove herself down to the hospital. We have to drive Andrew down to school in the fall.
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drive something down

(to some place) to transport a vehicle to a place by driving it there. I will drive the car down to the college and leave it there for you. I'll drive down the car and meet you. Do I have to drive the car down? Can't you fly up here and get it?
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drive down

(to some place ) to go in a vehicle to a relatively lower place or to a place in the South. We are going to drive down to Houston for the weekend. We were going to fly to Florida, but it will be nice to drive down.
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drive down

v.
1. To drive a vehicle downward, southward, or along some path: We drove down to Florida for winter break. They drove down the street in the van.
2. To drive some vehicle downward, southward, or along some path: My sister drove my car down to Florida. She drove the motorcycle down the road.
3. To cause something to decrease rapidly: The increase in supply drove down the costs. The ongoing war drove travel down.
See also: down, drive
References in classic literature ?
The heavy firing that had broken out while we were driving down Maybury Hill ceased as abruptly as it began, leaving the evening very peace- ful and still.
One afternoon, when Anne's sojourn in Valley Road was drawing to a close, Alec Ward came driving down to "Wayside" in hot haste for Janet.
But before dawn we was awake again, because meantime a storm had come up and been raging, and the thunder and lightning was awful, and the wind was a-thrashing the trees around, and the rain was driving down in slanting sheets, and the gullies was running rivers.
Not another word did she say until they had left the village and were driving down a steep little hill, the road part of which had been cut so deeply into the soft soil, that the banks, fringed with blooming wild cherry-trees and slim white birches, were several feet above their heads.
Even when they had passed out and were driving down the long slope to Newbridge she never moved or spoke.
I do remember the Ambassador's, and I do remember driving down the Bois in your victoria, and holding - I believe I am right
As a result residents heading home from the Jumeirah side of town, are driving down the exit point in the middle of the highway to get home, in order to avoid driving to the Al Ain exit and taking a double loop back," said Farooq M.
First Solar is also working towards driving down the cost of Balance of Systems (BoS).
At last there is an admission that immigration is driving down the wages of our lower paid workers.
disgrace that it in the ECHO has got and yet it is ordinary people's was no bleating on of Government can gather she got herself into a sitting position and a chap driving down the road stopped to help her.
would certainly climb, allowing for less frequent consumption of unhealthy foods, also driving down health-care costs.
WATER regulation needs to move away from its focus on improving quality and concentrate instead on driving down price, a former chief regulator argues in a report published today.
Those of you who hate people driving down the high street with windows open and sound system blaring don't panic, it's just a one-off promotion.
I READ about the motorist who was moaning about getting caught driving down a one-way street.
A Jeep Liberty vehicle was driving down the airport road in Beirut when it "flew" from one lane to the other, according to security sources.