drive away

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drive away (third-person singular simple present drives away, present participle driving away, simple past drove away, past participle driven away)

  1. Used other than as an idiom. To depart by driving a vehicle.
  2. (idiomatic) To force someone or something to leave
    • 2009, June 10, , Football, The Guardian
      Sébastien Bassong is being driven away by the "madness" at Newcastle United, a source close to the Frenchman has told the local Evening Chronicle newspaper.
    I managed to drive the vultures away by shouting and waving my arms about.
    Unsanitary conditions are driving away business.

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