drive off

phrasal verb

drove off; driven off; driving off; drives off
: to cause or force (someone or something) to leave
They drove off the invaders.
waved her hands to drive the flies off

Examples of drive off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But when Mauk got out of his vehicle to apologize, Norton allegedly got out of her vehicle and shot him in the face before driving off. Chris Pandolfo, Fox News, 14 Feb. 2024 Derksen, who had been at the ready in a white pickup, drove off alone. Ariane Lange, Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2024 According to police radio dispatch traffic from that night, the man suspected of pulling the trigger drove off in a black Jeep. Charles Rabin, Miami Herald, 5 Feb. 2024 The troopers then tried to remove Cobbs, but in their attempt, the car drove off. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 26 Jan. 2024 Following the robbery, the suspect got into a dark-colored sedan and drove off on San Antonio Road toward Highway 101, police said. Jason Green, The Mercury News, 20 Jan. 2024 On Saturday night the 81-year-old Oxford man was hospitalized after State Police said his pick up truck drove off the road, crossed into oncoming traffic and struck multiple trees. Alison Cross, Hartford Courant, 1 Jan. 2024 His character drove off the side of a cliff in the (literal) cliffhanger that ended season two in March 1981. Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2024 Amanda Perry, the woman who police said drove off in the vehicle, was in the front passenger seat with Brown behind the wheel. Glenn E. Rice, Kansas City Star, 25 Jan. 2024 See More

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“Drive off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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