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.
See also: back, drive

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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Suffice it to say that his determination to maintain contact with Palestine drove him back to Ramallah and Bir Zeit University where he worked in his later years on improving the educational standards of Arab schools in the nascent state of his homeland.
Bernstein added that the accused shooter himself told police that other friends, not Allen, drove him back to the house.