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Definitions of drive:
  • noun:   the act of applying force to propel something
    Example: "After reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  • noun:   a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else
    Example: "He took the family for a drive in his new car"
  • noun:   the act of driving a herd of animals overland
  • noun:   (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
  • noun:   hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    Example: "He sliced his drive out of bounds"
  • noun:   a wide scenic road planted with trees
    Example: "The riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
  • noun:   a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    Example: "A variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
  • noun:   (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
  • noun:   the trait of being highly motivated
    Example: "His drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
  • noun:   a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
  • noun:   a road leading up to a private house
    Example: "They parked in the driveway"
  • noun:   a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    Example: "The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"
  • verb:   cause someone or something to move by driving
  • verb:   move by being propelled by a force
  • verb:   work as a driver
    Example: "He drives a bread truck"
  • verb:   to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
    Example: "She is driven by her passion"
  • verb:   have certain properties when driven
    Example: "My new truck drives well"
  • verb:   move into a desired direction of discourse
  • verb:   hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
    Example: "Drive the game"
  • verb:   hunting: search for game
    Example: "Drive the forest"
  • verb:   cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
    Example: "The amplifier drives the tube"
  • verb:   excavate horizontally
    Example: "Drive a tunnel"
  • verb:   hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically
    Example: "Drive a ball"
  • verb:   strike with a driver, as in teeing off
    Example: "Drive a golfball"
  • verb:   cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
    Example: "Drive the ball far out into the field"
  • verb:   push, propel, or press with force
    Example: "Drive a nail into the wall"
  • verb:   compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
  • verb:   travel or be transported in a vehicle
  • verb:   proceed along in a vehicle
    Example: "We drive the turnpike to work"
  • verb:   operate or control a vehicle
    Example: "Drive a car or bus"
  • verb:   urge forward
    Example: "Drive the cows into the barn"
  • verb:   cause to move back by force or influence
  • verb:   force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    Example: "He drives me mad"
  • verb:   strive and make an effort to reach a goal

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