drive out

phrasal verb

drove out; driven out; driving out; drives out
: to cause or force (someone or something) to leave
They drove the invaders out.
The family was driven out of the neighborhood by rising real estate prices.

Examples of drive out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We were required to drive out there all summer, Monday through Friday, to work on mapping out the first half of the season. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Feb. 2024 Jaguars were once plentiful in the American Southwest but were driven out by hunters, particularly predator control agents in Arizona as the state grew, Hart said. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2024 So my assistant and I drove out to a Ruby Tuesday for a few hours. Thr Staff, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 Jan. 2024 The pressure on the system that Trump had noticed was the sense that the religious right was on the verge of being driven out. Benjamin Wallace-Wells, The New Yorker, 7 Jan. 2024 Right-wing extremist Ammon Bundy, in a Dec. 28 post on X, formerly Twitter, said he was driven out of his home in Idaho and has lost millions of dollars because of the lawsuit. The Arizona Republic, 3 Jan. 2024 In an attempt to help Archie, G.H. and Danny drive out to meet conspiracy theorist Danny (Kevin Bacon). Caroline Brew, Variety, 9 Dec. 2023 Stand on the rocky coast of São Miguel — the Azores' largest island — to catch the final hours of daylight, or drive out to Sete Cidades to watch the sun drop into the azure blue crater lakes. Melissa Locker, Travel + Leisure, 17 Dec. 2023 Racked by violence, including the Arab revolt of the late 1930s, and by an ongoing Jewish insurgency aimed at driving out the British, the imperial status quo was untenable at the dawn of the post-colonial age. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 10 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Drive out.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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