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Definition of Drive
Verb: drive (drove,driven) drIv
- (driving) operate or control a vehicle
"drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
- (driving) travel or be transported in a vehicle
"We drove to the university every morning";
- Cause someone or something to move by driving
"She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
- Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
"He drives me mad";
- force, ram
- To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
- Cause to move back by force or influence
"drive the enemy";
- repel, repulse, force back, push back, beat back
- Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
"She finally drove him to change jobs"
- Push, propel, or press with force
"Drive a nail into the wall"
- Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
"drive the ball far out into the field"
- Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
"She is driving away at her doctoral thesis";
- tug, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], push, sweat
- Move into a desired direction of discourse
"What are you driving at?";
- get, aim
- Have certain properties when driven
"My new truck drives well";
- Work as a driver
"He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
- Move by being propelled by a force
"The car drove around the corner"
- Urge forward
"drive the cows into the barn"
- (driving) proceed along in a vehicle
"We drive the turnpike to work";
- (golf) strike with a driver, as in teeing off
"drive a golf ball"
- (sport) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
"drive a ball"
- (mining) excavate horizontally
"drive a tunnel"
- Cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
"The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer"
- (hunting) search for game
"drive the forest"
- (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
"drive the game"
- The act of applying force to propel something
"after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off";
- thrust, driving force
- A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
"a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
- A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant";
- campaign, cause, crusade, movement, effort
- A road leading up to a private house
"they parked in the drive";
- driveway, private road
- The trait of being highly motivated
"his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
- Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
"he sliced his drive out of bounds";
- The act of driving a herd of animals overland
- A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
"he took the family for a drive in his new car";
- A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
- (computing) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
- A wide scenic road planted with trees
"the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views";
- parkway [N. Amer]
- (sport) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
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