drive (one) back to (someone)

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drive (one) back to (someone)

To impel someone to return to someone else, such as a former lover or spouse. An intense feeling of longing during their trial separation is what drove her back to her husband.
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drive someone back to someone

to force someone to return to someone, such as a spouse, lover, parent, etc. Her bad experience with her new friend drove her back to her husband. Being homeless was no fun, and soon Wally was driven back to his parents.
See also: back, drive
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He then drove her back to the stables, and told her not to tell anybody.
He then forced her to take a bath and drove her back to Nicosia, where she filed a complaint with the police the same night.
According to the woman's account, Spitzer told her they had not had sex and drove her back to her car in Santa Monica, Lanier said.