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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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References in classic literature ?
'Oh, yes, but Grete, my wife, must go too.' The lord was willing, and let both of them have a seat in the carriage, and they all drove away together.
We drove away slowly through the darkness in perfect silence.
He made no answer to this, except to smile at me with unabashed pleasure and affection as I drove away.
Rostov and Denisov drove away with the wounded Dolokhov.
In the next place, they drove away all the flocks of goats they had at the old bower, as I called it, which belonged to the Spaniards; and, in short, left as little appearance of inhabitants anywhere as was possible; and the next morning early they posted themselves, with all their force, at the plantation of the two men, to wait for their coming.
Then he drove away twelve heifers and a hundred cows never yoked, and the bull who mounted the cows, fastening to the tail of each one brushwood to wipe out the footmarks of the cows.
Then, rubbing his head, he mounted slowly on to the box and drove away with an uptossed hand appealing to the universe.
To his surprise, the passenger drove away with his taxi to another emirate and stole all the cash.
The suspect then drove away in the Sycamore woman's gray Dodge Avenger, heading east on I-88, police said.
Lake Stymphalia is near too, where he drove away the Stymphalian birds.
A STUDENT drove away from court minutes after being banned from the road by a judge for a crash which left a woman badly injured.
She said she was then pulled out of the Vauxhall car before they drove away in it.
The ex-model drove away from the house this week in a car with a dent in the front passenger door.
"I drove away but it carried on again and I lost my head.
The robber left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove away in a blue SUV, according to deputies.