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Drive meaning

drive - 44 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( sports) a hard straight return ( as in tennis or squash)
  2. 2. a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
  3. 3. hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; " drive the game"
  4. 4. hunting: search for game; " drive the forest"
  5. 5. 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"
  6. 6. excavate horizontally; " drive a tunnel"
  7. 7. hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically; " drive a ball"
  8. 8. strike with a driver, as in teeing off; " drive a golfball"
  9. 9. cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; " drive the ball far out into the field"
  10. 10. push, propel, or press with force; " Drive a nail into the wall"
  11. 11. compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; " She finally drove him to change jobs"
  12. 12. proceed along in a vehicle; " We drive the turnpike to work"
  13. 13. operate or control a vehicle; " drive a car or bus"; " Can you drive this four- wheel truck?"
  14. 14. urge forward; " drive the cows into the barn"
  15. 15. cause someone or something to move by driving; " She drove me to school every day"; " We drove the car to the garage"
  16. 16. move by being propelled by a force; " The car drove around the corner"
  17. 17. strive and make an effort to reach a goal; " She tugged for years to make a decent living"; " We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; " She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
  18. 18. work as a driver; " He drives a bread truck"; " She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
  19. 19. to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; " She is driven by her passion"
  20. 20. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
  21. 21. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like.
  22. 22. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
  23. 23. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
  24. 24. To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
  25. 25. To rush and press with violence; to move furiously.
  26. 26. To be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven.
  27. 27. To go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door.
  28. 28. To distrain for rent.
  29. 29. Driven.
  30. 30. A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
  31. 31. Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
  32. 32. In type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.
  33. 33. A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
  34. 34. An implement used for driving;
  35. 35. A mallet.
  36. 36. A tamping iron.
  37. 37. A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops.
  38. 38. A wooden- headed golf club with a long shaft, for playing the longest strokes.
  39. 39. To pass away; - said of time.
  40. 40. To press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive; - usually with at.
  41. 41. The act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure; - distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.
  42. 42. Excursion in a carriage.
  43. 43. To force along, or in; urge; guide, as horses in a carriage.
  44. 44. To rush on; be forced along; go in a carriage; tend towards.

drive - examples of usage

  1. Will you get in here with me and let me drive you?" - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. Drive on, drive on!" - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. It was a strange drive. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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