drive away

phrasal verb

drove away; driven away; driving away; drives away
: to cause or force (someone) to leave especially by making a situation unpleasant or unattractive
The store's high prices are driving away customers.

Examples of drive away in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The officer was in the process of trying to detain his attacker when police say women interfered, allowing the man to get in a black BMW sedan and hit the officer with the vehicle while driving away. Pilar Arias, Fox News, 13 May 2024 The distractions and commotions created by such association members can drive away effective directors. Gabriella M. Ruiz, Miami Herald, 13 May 2024 In the story, Tom picks up a hitchhiker, who insults him before leaping out of the car, and Tom just keeps driving away. Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times, 11 May 2024 The car then drives away, running over Berry’s left arm and leg. Sarah Nelson, The Indianapolis Star, 10 May 2024 Minutes later, police say, the shooter drove away before crashing with another car at Northwest First Avenue and 167th Street, just east of the Golden Glades Interchange. Omar Rodríguez Ortiz, Miami Herald, 8 May 2024 The Details: Neighborhood: East Beach Nearby Attractions: East Beach and Stearns Wharf are within walking distance, and the Santa Barbara Zoo is just a short drive away. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 7 May 2024 The suspect tried to drive away in the vehicle and crashed shortly after. Jennifer Rodriguez, Kansas City Star, 5 May 2024 The two men were picking up soldiers to be driven away from the front last October, said Mykola, who asked to be identified by only his first name in keeping with military protocol. Maria Varenikova, New York Times, 5 May 2024

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“Drive away.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drive%20away. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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