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drive (one) to (do something)

To impel one to do something through some form of motivation or coercion. The desire to set a good example for my kids drove me to finally complete my college degree. The stress of this job will drive me to drink.
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drive to

v.
1. To travel to some destination in a vehicle: She drove to the beach in her truck. He drove to the mall.
2. To travel in some vehicle to some destination: We drove the car to the store for groceries.
3. To force or impel someone to some action or condition: I didn't want to have to say it, but you drove me to it. This paperwork is driving the staff to insanity.
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They suited me up with a helmet, jumpsuit and boots, and drove us to the trail head in the back country of The Big Mountain.
Yuri drove us to a village where Russ had gone for vacations as a child.
Their desire for us to produce a Mac-specific version for their personal use at the corporate level drove us to take this product to market so that Mac users around the world could enjoy the benefits of our adjustable ergonomic keyboard in the office environment and at home.
Our commitment to innovation and 100 percent satisfaction guarantee drove us to reach this goal," said Phil Cordell, senior vice-president, Hampton Brand Management.
While our growth rate warranted the westward expansion, it was the opportunity to be in our clients' backyard that drove us to open this office.
The extensive line of software compatible across the Linux and Windows environments drove us to select SWSoft as our preferred control panel vendor," Mr.
Our readers and users encouraged us to develop additional vertical newsletters, which drove us to create these three new products for the electronics, mechanical components and motion control industries.
The increasing globalization of our customer base, coupled with today's general expectation of immediate, electronic processes, drove us to develop enhanced systems for the future.
Demand from our European customers drove us to including SUSE LINUX among the Linux versions that we support," said Henry Fung, CEO of Amphus.
The demand for more advanced broadband services from our growing customer base drove us to search for a 10 Gigabit Ethernet solution that combined reliability and scalability with line-rate performance," said Masamichi Hasegawa, manager of network technology department at Japan Cablenet.
Our shareholder-centric focus drove us to improve our balance sheet by liquidating non-core assets and strategic, rather than wholesale, debt reduction.
The variety and sheer volume of business records that must now be archived drove us to develop this framework approach for our customers," said Mary Kay Roberto, senior vice president, KVS North America.
Gary Derheim, Director of Business Development for NetSurant, commented, "InterNetwork Experts' experience in designing and deploying converged networks drove us to build the NetSurant suite of service offerings as we clearly recognized the need for post implementation and ongoing support for the converged environment.
The successful results we obtained with our previous AMD processor-based cluster in shortening our product development processes and in running compute-intensive simulations drove us to evaluate the new AMD64 technology platform," said Dr.
Customer demand drove us to launch wireless broadband service in Baltimore late last year, and customer demand is now driving us to make the connection speeds even faster.