drive away

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. lower hotel rates

b. improved public transport

c. increasing crime rates

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