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Definition of "drive" []

  • To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward: drove the horses into the corral. (verb-transitive)
  • To repulse or put to flight by force or influence: drove the attackers away; drove out any thought of failure. (verb-transitive)
  • To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle). (verb-transitive)
  • To convey or transport in a vehicle: drove the children to school. (verb-transitive)
  • To traverse in a vehicle: drive the freeways to work. (verb-transitive)
  • To push, propel, or be pushed or propelled (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To control and guide the movement of (a vehicle, draught animal, etc) (verb)
  • To compel or urge to work or act, esp excessively (verb)
  • To goad or force into a specified attitude or state (verb)
  • To cause (an object) to make or form (a hole, crack, etc) (verb)
  • To move or cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force (verb)
  • To hit (a ball) very hard and straight, as (in cricket) with the bat swinging more or less vertically (verb)
  • To strike (the ball) with a driver, as in teeing off (verb)
  • To chase (game) from cover into more open ground (verb)
  • To search (an area) for game (verb)
  • To transport or be transported in a driven vehicle (verb)
  • To rush or dash violently, esp against an obstacle or solid object (verb)
  • To carry through or transact with vigour (esp in the phrase drive a hard bargain) (verb)
  • To force (a component) into or out of its location by means of blows or a press (verb)
  • To excavate horizontally (verb)
  • To fell (a tree or trees) by the impact of another felled tree (verb)
  • The act of driving (noun)
  • A trip or journey in a driven vehicle (noun)
  • A road for vehicles, esp a private road leading to a house (noun)
  • (capital when part of a street name) (noun)
  • Vigorous or urgent pressure, as in business (noun)
  • A united effort, esp directed towards a common goal (noun)
  • A large gathering of persons to play cards, etc (noun)
  • Energy, ambition, or initiative (noun)
  • A motive or interest, such as sex, hunger, or ambition, that actuates an organism to attain a goal (noun)
  • A sustained and powerful military offensive (noun)
  • The means by which force, torque, motion, or power is transmitted in a mechanism (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • A hard straight shot or stroke (noun)
  • A search for and chasing of game towards waiting guns (noun)
  • The signal applied to the input of an amplifier (noun)

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Use "drive" in a sentence
  • "They ask for the image to be on a flash drive, then use the *drive* as the decoration."
  • "Cone drive: Another old system that is often used in factories is the “cone drive” system."
  • "If they make it hard for people them to get drivers licenses -- the primary purpose of which is to say somebody knows how to drive* -- then they won't drive legally."