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.
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A mechanic drove us back to the boat and declared that the engine couldn't be fixed.
The second man drove us back to the Seiont Manor Hotel where he spoke to reception and the hotel immediately made a room available.
As they drove us back to our truck, they explained that we were foolish for running that stretch of the river known as "Snag Alley," as four people had already drowned that summer in accidents just like ours
On Day One of our "apostolic mission," Vicky Villar-Demmler, (who was as young as we were and was Girl Friday to every Filipino envoy since Ambassador Gregorio Abad), drove us back to Frankfurt airport to send off Massimo our grandson ("apo") who was visiting his Papa at Malpensa, Italy.
Strika filled us in on the workings of the golfing world, and drove us back to the hotel herself.
Then at 5am, my mum drove us back to the hospital - and Rebecca's waters broke in the car on the way there.
Then at around 10 in the morning, after removing the motor, they put us back to our plastic boat and drove us back to the Turkish waters and left us in the middle of the sea".
Afterwards he drove us back to the hotel via Trotter's World of Animals, a popular tourist attraction also owned by the hotel.
They picked us up later in their car, showed us other sites in the area and drove us back to our hotel in the city centre.
As he drove us back to the train which would deliver us into the welcoming arms of our BSE nation, monsieur stopped off and bought us lunch at McDonald's.
Not surprisingly given its alti-tude, this is a course that will be buffeted by the elements, although we were assured that the thunder and lightning that bounced off the neighbouring hillside along with the torrential rain that nearly drove us back to the shelter of the clubhouse is the exception rather than the rule.