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present tense
I/you/we/theydrive off
he/she/itdrives off
present participledriving off
past tensedrove off
past participledriven off
  1. 1
    [intransitive] if a vehicle or driver drives off, the vehicle starts moving and leaves

    They stood and waved as we drove off.

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  2. 2
    [transitive] to force someone to go away, especially when they are attacking or threatening you

    They fired their guns to drive off an attack from a pack of dogs.

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