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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.
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References in classic literature ?
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.
I drove away but it carried on again and I lost my head.
A DRIVER struck three people after he drove away from a fight outside Victoria Warehouse.
A shopper from Dubai drove away a brand-new Range Rover Sports SUV after shopping at City Centre Mirdif during DSS campaign.
The robber left the store with an undisclosed amount of cash and drove away in a blue SUV, according to deputies.
Beatrice Felicia was in the back of the VW Passat when a man posing as a potential buyer jumped in and drove away.
Malacanang on Monday afternoon confirmed that the Chinese coast guard drove away Filipino fishermen from Panatag Shoal (Scarborough Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc) earlier in the month.
Meanwhile,bike lifters drove away motorbikes of Irfan from kutchery bazaar,Rizwan from Sargodha Road,Naveed from 225RB,Asif from Ilyas Park, Kashif from Marzipura, and Latif from 378GB.
BURGLARS broke into a home on the outskirts of Birmingham while the occupants slept upstairs and drove away in their PS30,000 car.