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drive around

1. To drive one to different places or sights. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is usually used between "drive" and "around." When I visited my dad in Philadelphia, he drove me around and showed me all of the historical sites. I had to drive around my mom to six different stores until she found what she was looking for.
2. To drive through different parts of an area. Our neighborhood was so congested tonight that I had to drive around for half an hour before I found a parking space.
3. To drive aimlessly. Ever since Jack got his license, he spends most of his free time just driving around with his friends.
See also: around, drive
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drive someone around something

to transport a person in a vehicle on a tour of something or some place. Fred will drive you around the city to see the sights. He spent an hour driving himself around town.
See also: around, drive

drive something around something

 
1. . to steer or propel something around something. Wally drove the small car around the post easily. Please drive your truck around the corner carefully.
2. to go in a vehicle through different parts of a place. He drove his new car around town, hoping everyone would see it. We drove the car around the parade route twice so everyone could get a good look at it.
See also: around, drive
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We were met on our arrival by a charming and very knowledgeable lady who drove us around the area and showed us a lot of birds.
He drove us around Ankara starting with 'Jinnah Avenue' named after the founder of Pakistan.
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He gave us maps of the areas we would be hunting, drove us around to show us some new properties, and told us how the deer movement had been lately and what strategies he thought would be our best bet.
For 80 minutes, MC History drove us around the city's most impressive streets and landmarks by road and river.
Calling for information from people who may have unwittingly helped the gang, he said: "People who drove us around could come forward.
Ace driver Benjamin Rouget drove us around the track and guided us as to which gear was to be used at each corner.
He smoked a pipe and drove us around all the time; he was my best friend.
He drove us around the park for the first 50 minutes really well," he said.
I feel like a teenager, even if I have to buy milk, I want to go in my car," she said excitedly as she drove us around in her car.
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THANK you to stacey, from rutherglen, who kindly drove us around to help look for our dog who had run away.
"I would just like to thank everybody who gave their time and money for the day including Dignity Funeral Service who picked us up and drove us around."