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drive away

Meaning: to cause someone or something to leave a place

For example:

  • drive sb/sth away The government's strict new laws on currency trading will drive foreign investors away.

  • drive away sb/sth The farmers are using automatic air guns to drive away the birds.

Quick Quiz:

Tourists are being driven away from the island by
  1. lower hotel rates
  2. improved public transport
  3. increasing crime rates

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