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drive off

1. To leave some place by driving; to drive away. Once my parents had driven off, I called all of my friends and invited them over.
2. To force or entice someone or something to leave some place. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "drive" and "off." What can we do to drive these troublesome raccoons off our property? I'll drive off those ruffians, don't you worry.
3. To hit a golf ball off of something, typically a tee. Yeah, but I can hit it farther than you if I drive off the tee.
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drive someone or something off

to repel or chase away someone or something. The campers drove the cows off before the animals trampled the tents. They drove off the cows.
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drive off

to leave somewhere, driving a vehicle. She got in her car and drove off. Please don't drive off and leave me!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

drive off

v.
1. To leave a place in a vehicle: I got in my car and drove off.
2. To repel someone or something: We drove the bugs off with fly swatters. The police drove off the angry crowd with tear gas.
3. To hit a golf ball off something, especially a tee, at the start of a hole: I drove off the tee and ended up in a sand trap.
See also: drive, off
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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A hedgehog strolling by took pity upon the Fox and went up to him: "You are in a bad way, neighbour," said the hedgehog; "shall I relieve you by driving off those Mosquitoes who are sucking your blood?"
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"It's reported he damaged the car before getting back into his vehicle and driving off.
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He took the victim, 52, to a nearby field and ordered him to lie down before driving off in the Jaguar.
A VAN driver left a trail of destruction in his wake as he smashed into two cars before driving off.
Anderton stopped and saw Ms Tadaj lying in the road, then waited around eight minutes for paramedics to arrive before driving off, jurors were told.
Absolutely devastated when Cain refuses to leave Emmerdale with her, Charity contemplates ending her own life by driving off a cliff The drama gets under way on Tuesday, when Cain realises that he has no chance of ever patching up his marriage with grief-stricken Moira (right).
THE number of motorists filling up and driving off without paying for fuel on Merseyside has almost doubled since 2013 - despite the cost per litre having gone down by 13p.
He then drove off, hitting Mr Amblin, who suffered torn ligaments and bruising, before driving off.
These offences are often called Hanoi burglaries, named after specialist Operation Hanoi to crack down on crimes where the suspects sneak into homes and steal car keys before driving off in vehicles.
Majid Bashir was jailed for almost five years after causing the death of father-offour Stephen Chappell and driving off
Investigating officer Sgt Rob Chapman said of Friday afternoon's incident: "The suspect laughed at the victim before driving off."