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drive

 (drīv)
v. drove (drōv), driv·en (drĭv′ən), driv·ing, drives
v.tr.
1. To push, propel, or press onward forcibly; urge forward: drove the horses into the corral.
2. To repulse or put to flight by force or influence: drove the attackers away; drove out any thought of failure.
3. To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
4.
a. To convey or transport in a vehicle: drove the children to school.
b. To traverse in a vehicle: drive the freeways to work.
5.
a. To supply the motive force or power to and cause to function: Steam drives the engine.
b. To cause or sustain, as if by supplying force or power: "The current merger mania is apparently driven by an urge ... to reduce risk or to exploit opportunities in a very rapidly changing business environment" (Peter Passell).
6. To compel or force to work, often excessively: "Every serious dancer is driven by notions of perfection—perfect expressiveness, perfect technique" (Susan Sontag).
7. To force into or from a particular act or state: Indecision drives me crazy.
8. To force to go through or penetrate: drove the stake into the ground.
9. To create or produce by penetrating forcibly: The nail drove a hole in the tire.
10. To carry through vigorously to a conclusion: drove home his point; drive a hard bargain.
11.
a. Sports To throw, strike, or cast (a ball, for example) hard or rapidly.
b. Basketball To move with the ball directly through: drove the lane and scored.
c. Baseball To cause (a run or runner) to be scored by batting. Often used with in.
d. Football To advance the ball over (certain yardage) in plays from scrimmage.
12.
a. To chase (game) into the open or into traps or nets.
b. To search (an area) for game in such a manner.
v.intr.
1. To move along or advance quickly: We could hear the trucks driving along the highway.
2. To rush, dash, or advance violently against an obstruction: The wind drove into my face.
3.
a. To operate a vehicle, such as a car: How long has he been driving?
b. To go or be transported in a vehicle: We all got in the car and drove to the supermarket.
4.
a. Sports To hit, throw, or impel a ball or other missile forcibly.
b. Basketball To move directly to the basket with the ball.
c. Football To advance the ball in plays from scrimmage.
5. To make an effort to reach or achieve an objective; aim.
n.
1. The act of driving: took the car out for a drive after dinner.
2. A trip or journey in a vehicle: It's a long drive to Eau Claire from here.
3. Abbr. Dr. A road for automobiles and other vehicles.
4.
a. The means or apparatus for transmitting motion or power to a machine or from one machine part to another.
b. The position or operating condition of such a mechanism: "He put his car into drive and started home" (Charles Baxter).
c. The means by which automotive power is applied to a roadway: four-wheel drive.
d. The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile: right-hand drive.
5. Computers A device that reads data from and often writes data onto a storage medium, such as an optical disc or flash memory.
6. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose: a drive to finish the project before the deadline.
7. Energy, push, or aggressiveness: an executive with a lot of drive.
8. Psychology A strong motivating tendency or instinct related to self-preservation, reproduction, or aggression that prompts activity toward a particular end.
9. A massive, sustained military offensive.
10.
a. Sports The act of hitting, knocking, or thrusting a ball very swiftly.
b. Sports The stroke or thrust by which a ball is driven: an awkward drive on the first tee that sent the ball into the woods.
c. Sports The ball or puck as it is propelled: The goalie stopped a hard drive in the opening minute.
d. Basketball The act of moving with the ball directly to the basket.
e. Football A series of downs in which the ball is advanced by the offensive team.
11.
a. A rounding up and driving of cattle to new pastures or to market.
b. A gathering and driving of logs down a river.
c. The cattle or logs thus driven.
Phrasal Verb:
drive at
To mean to do or say: I don't understand what you're driving at.

[Middle English driven, from Old English drīfan; see dhreibh- in Indo-European roots.]

driv′a·bil′i·ty n.
driv′a·ble adj.

drive

(draɪv)
vb, drives, driving, drove (drəʊv) or driven (ˈdrɪvən)
1. to push, propel, or be pushed or propelled
2. to control and guide the movement of (a vehicle, draught animal, etc): to drive a car.
3. (tr) to compel or urge to work or act, esp excessively
4. (tr) to goad or force into a specified attitude or state: work drove him to despair.
5. (tr) to cause (an object) to make or form (a hole, crack, etc): his blow drove a hole in the wall.
6. to move or cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
7. (General Sporting Terms) sport to hit (a ball) very hard and straight, as (in cricket) with the bat swinging more or less vertically
8. (Golf) golf to strike (the ball) with a driver, as in teeing off
9. (Hunting) (tr)
a. to chase (game) from cover into more open ground
b. to search (an area) for game
10. to transport or be transported in a driven vehicle
11. (intr) to rush or dash violently, esp against an obstacle or solid object: the waves drove against the rock.
12. (tr) to carry through or transact with vigour (esp in the phrase drive a hard bargain)
13. (tr) to force (a component) into or out of its location by means of blows or a press
14. (Mining & Quarrying) (tr) mining to excavate horizontally
15. (Forestry) (tr) NZ to fell (a tree or trees) by the impact of another felled tree
16. drive home
a. to cause to penetrate to the fullest extent
b. to make clear by special emphasis
n
17. the act of driving
18. a trip or journey in a driven vehicle
19. (Civil Engineering)
a. a road for vehicles, esp a private road leading to a house
b. (capital when part of a street name): Woodland Drive.
20. vigorous or urgent pressure, as in business
21. a united effort, esp directed towards a common goal: a charity drive.
22. (Card Games) Brit a large gathering of persons to play cards, etc. See beetle drive, whist drive
23. energy, ambition, or initiative
24. (Psychology) psychol a motive or interest, such as sex, hunger, or ambition, that actuates an organism to attain a goal
25. (Military) a sustained and powerful military offensive
26. (General Engineering)
a. the means by which force, torque, motion, or power is transmitted in a mechanism: fluid drive.
b. (as modifier): a drive shaft.
27. (General Sporting Terms) sport a hard straight shot or stroke
28. (Hunting) a search for and chasing of game towards waiting guns
29. (Electronics) electronics the signal applied to the input of an amplifier
[Old English drīfan; related to Old Frisian drīva, Old Norse drīfa, Gothic dreiban, Old High German trīban]
ˈdrivable, ˈdriveable adj
ˌdrivaˈbility, ˌdriveaˈbility n

drive

(draɪv)

v. drove, driv•en, driv•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to send, expel, or otherwise cause to move by force or compulsion: to drive away the flies.
2. to cause and guide the movement of (a vehicle, an animal, etc.): to drive a car; to drive a mule.
3. to convey in a vehicle: to drive someone home.
4. to force to work or act: He drove the workers until they collapsed.
5. to impel; constrain; urge; compel.
6. to carry (business, an agreement, etc.) vigorously through: to drive a hard bargain.
7. to keep (machinery) going.
8. (in baseball)
a. to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a base hit or sacrifice fly.
b. to cause (a run) to be scored by a base hit or sacrifice fly.
9. to hit (a golf ball), esp. from the tee, as with a driver or driving iron.
10.
a. to hit, propel, or kick (a ball, shuttlecock, puck, etc.) with much force.
b. (in football) to advance (the ball) aggressively by various passing, carrying, and kicking strategies.
11.
a. to chase (game).
b. to search (a district) for game.
12. to float (logs) down a river or stream.
13. (in mining, construction, etc.) to excavate (a mine or tunnel heading).
v.i.
14. to cause and guide the movement of a vehicle or animal, esp. to operate an automobile.
15. to go or travel in a driven vehicle.
16. to hit a golf ball, esp. from the tee, as with a driver or driving iron.
17. to strive vigorously toward a goal or objective.
18. to go along before an impelling force; be impelled: The ship drove before the wind.
19. to rush or dash violently.
20. drive at, to intend to convey.
n.
21. the act of driving.
22. a trip in a vehicle, esp. a short pleasure trip.
23. an impelling along, as of game, cattle, or floating logs, in a particular direction.
24. the animals, logs, etc., thus driven.
25. an inner urge that prompts activity directed toward the satisfaction of a basic, instinctive need: hunger drive; sex drive.
26. a vigorous onset or onward course toward a goal or objective.
27. a strong military offensive.
28. a united effort to accomplish some specific purpose, esp. to raise money, as for a charity.
29. energy and initiative; motivation.
30. vigorous pressure or effort, as in business.
31. a road for vehicles, as a scenic route along a highway or a short roadway approaching a house.
32. a driving mechanism, as of an automobile: gear drive.
33. the point or points of power application to the roadway: four-wheel drive.
34.
a. an act or instance of driving a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like.
b. the flight of a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like that has been driven with much force.
35. a golf shot, esp. with a driver or driving iron from the tee, that is intended to carry a great distance.
36. a hunt in which game is driven toward stationary hunters.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English drīfan]
driv′a•ble, drive′a•ble, adj.

Drive

 collection of objects or animals driven. See also drift, drove.
Examples: drive of cattle; of logs [downstream], 1878; a deer drive, 1880; a grouse drive, 1880.

drive


Past participle: driven
Gerund: driving

Imperative
drive
drive
Present
I drive
you drive
he/she/it drives
we drive
you drive
they drive
Preterite
I drove
you drove
he/she/it drove
we drove
you drove
they drove
Present Continuous
I am driving
you are driving
he/she/it is driving
we are driving
you are driving
they are driving
Present Perfect
I have driven
you have driven
he/she/it has driven
we have driven
you have driven
they have driven
Past Continuous
I was driving
you were driving
he/she/it was driving
we were driving
you were driving
they were driving
Past Perfect
I had driven
you had driven
he/she/it had driven
we had driven
you had driven
they had driven
Future
I will drive
you will drive
he/she/it will drive
we will drive
you will drive
they will drive
Future Perfect
I will have driven
you will have driven
he/she/it will have driven
we will have driven
you will have driven
they will have driven
Future Continuous
I will be driving
you will be driving
he/she/it will be driving
we will be driving
you will be driving
they will be driving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been driving
you have been driving
he/she/it has been driving
we have been driving
you have been driving
they have been driving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been driving
you will have been driving
he/she/it will have been driving
we will have been driving
you will have been driving
they will have been driving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been driving
you had been driving
he/she/it had been driving
we had been driving
you had been driving
they had been driving
Conditional
I would drive
you would drive
he/she/it would drive
we would drive
you would drive
they would drive
Past Conditional
I would have driven
you would have driven
he/she/it would have driven
we would have driven
you would have driven
they would have driven

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A golfer’s first stroke from the tee.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drive - the act of applying force to propel somethingdrive - the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
actuation, propulsion - the act of propelling
firewall - (colloquial) the application of maximum thrust; "he moved the throttle to the firewall"
impetus, impulsion, impulse - the act of applying force suddenly; "the impulse knocked him over"
2.drive - a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
fusee, fusee drive - a spirally grooved spindle in a clock that counteracts the diminishing power of the uncoiling mainspring
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
3.drive - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular enddrive - a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort"
venture - any venturesome undertaking especially one with an uncertain outcome
ad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign - an organized program of advertisements
anti-war movement - a campaign against entering or continuing a war
charm campaign - a campaign of flattery and friendliness (by a company, politician, etc.) to become more popular and gain support
consumerism - a movement advocating greater protection of the interests of consumers
campaigning, candidacy, candidature, electioneering, political campaign - the campaign of a candidate to be elected
fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort - a campaign to raise money for some cause
feminist movement, women's lib, women's liberation movement, feminism - the movement aimed at equal rights for women
gay lib, gay liberation movement - the movement aimed at liberating homosexuals from legal or social or economic oppression
lost cause - a defeated cause or a cause for which defeat is inevitable
reform - a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices; "the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians"
war - a concerted campaign to end something that is injurious; "the war on poverty"; "the war against crime"
youth crusade, youth movement - political or religious or social reform movement or agitation consisting chiefly of young people
4.drive - a road leading up to a private housedrive - a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
turnaround - an area sufficiently large for a vehicle to turn around
5.drive - the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
trait - a distinguishing feature of your personal nature
action - the trait of being active and energetic and forceful; "a man of action"
enterprisingness, initiative, go-ahead, enterprise - readiness to embark on bold new ventures
ambitiousness, ambition - a strong drive for success
get-up-and-go, push, energy - enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
aggressiveness - the quality of being bold and enterprising
6.drive - hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driverdrive - hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
7.drive - the act of driving a herd of animals overland
transfer, transferral, transportation, conveyance, transport - the act of moving something from one location to another
cattle drive - driving a bovine herd (as cows or bulls or steers)
8.drive - a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)drive - a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
lift - a ride in a car; "he gave me a lift home"
joyride - a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure; "they took their girlfriends for joyrides in stolen cars"
spin - a short drive in a car; "he took the new car for a spin"
9.drive - a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
hunger, hungriness - a physiological need for food; the consequence of food deprivation
thirst, thirstiness - a physiological need to drink
sex drive - a physiological need for sexual activity; "testosterone is responsible for the male sex drive"
hypoxia - oxygen deficiency causing a very strong drive to correct the deficiency
10.drive - (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
CD drive - a drive that reads a compact disc and that is connected to an audio system
CD-ROM drive - a drive that is connected to a computer and on which a CD-ROM can be `played'
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
disc drive, disk drive, hard drive, Winchester drive - computer hardware that holds and spins a magnetic or optical disk and reads and writes information on it
external drive - a drive with its own power supply and fan mounted outside the computer system enclosure and connected to the computer by a cable
internal drive - a drive mounted inside of a computer
RAM disk - (computer science) a virtual drive that is created by setting aside part of the random-access memory to use as if it were a group of sectors; "access to a RAM disk is very fast but the data it contains is lost when the system is turned off"
mandrel, mandril, arbor, spindle - any of various rotating shafts that serve as axes for larger rotating parts
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
11.drive - a wide scenic road planted with treesdrive - a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
12.drive - (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
return - a tennis stroke that sends the ball back to the other player; "he won the point on a cross-court return"
forehand drive - (sports) hard straight return made on the forehand side (as in tennis or badminton or squash)
backhand drive - a hard straight return made on the backhand side
Verb1.drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
control, operate - handle and cause to function; "do not operate machinery after imbibing alcohol"; "control the lever"
drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
coach - drive a coach
test drive - test a vehicle by driving it; "I want to test drive the new Porsche"
drive - move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner"
tool - drive; "The convertible tooled down the street"
drive - work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
ride, drive - have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
2.drive - travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
3.drive - cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"
drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
pull - steer into a certain direction; "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"
chauffeur, drive around - drive someone in a vehicle
chase away, dispel, drive away, drive off, drive out, run off, turn back - force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings; "Drive away potential burglars"; "drive away bad thoughts"; "dispel doubts"; "The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers"
drive out, rouse, rout out, force out - force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M."
4.drive - force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
toenail, toe - drive obliquely; "toe a nail"
drive - compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"
thrust - push forcefully; "He thrust his chin forward"
drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
drive in, screw - cause to penetrate, as with a circular motion; "drive in screws or bolts"
5.drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
ram, drive, force - force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
drive - compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"
coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze - to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
6.drive - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
drive - cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
7.drive - compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"
ram, drive, force - force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad"
make - compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
drive - to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"
8.drive - push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall"
propel, impel - cause to move forward with force; "Steam propels this ship"
9.drive - cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
drive - strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball"
force back, push back, repel, beat back, repulse, drive - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
throw - propel through the air; "throw a frisbee"
10.drive - strive and make an effort to reach a goaldrive - 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"
push, bear on - press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
strain, strive, reach - to exert much effort or energy; "straining our ears to hear"
struggle, fight - make a strenuous or labored effort; "She struggled for years to survive without welfare"; "He fought for breath"
11.drive - move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
mean, intend - mean or intend to express or convey; "You never understand what I mean!"; "what do his words intend?"
12.drive - have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well"
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
13.drive - work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
do work, work - be employed; "Is your husband working again?"; "My wife never worked"; "Do you want to work after the age of 60?"; "She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money"; "She works as a waitress to put herself through college"
14.drive - move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
pull - move into a certain direction; "the car pulls to the right"
15.drive - urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"
push, force - move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
mush - drive (a team of dogs or a dogsled)
16.drive - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
cross, cut across, cut through, get over, traverse, pass over, get across, track, cover - travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"
motor, drive - travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
drive - cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
17.drive - strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball"
golf, golf game - a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
drive - hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"
drive - cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"
18.drive - hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
drive - strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball"
19.drive - excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"
mining, excavation - the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
hollow, excavate, dig - remove the inner part or the core of; "the mining company wants to excavate the hillside"
20.drive - 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"
power - supply the force or power for the functioning of; "The gasoline powers the engines"
21.drive - hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
drive - hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"
22.drive - hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"
drive - hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"
hunt, hunt down, track down, run - pursue for food or sport (as of wild animals); "Goering often hunted wild boars in Poland"; "The dogs are running deer"; "The Duke hunted in these woods"

drive

verb
1. go (by car), ride (by car), motor, travel by car I drove into town and went for dinner.
2. operate, manage, direct, guide, handle, pilot, steer, navigate Don't expect to be able to drive a car or operate machinery.
3. run, take, transport, bring, ferry, convey, chauffeur, give a lift to She drove him to the train station.
4. push, move, power, propel pistons that drive the wheels
5. thrust, push, sink, send, dig, hammer, plunge, stab, ram I used the sledgehammer to drive the pegs in.
6. lash, pound, beat, hammer, drum, dash, buffet Rain drove hard against the window.
7. herd, urge, shepherd, round up, impel The shepherds drove the sheep up to pasture.
8. force, press, prompt, spur, compel, motivate, oblige, railroad (informal), prod, constrain, prick, coerce, goad, impel, dragoon, actuate Depression drove him to attempt suicide.
9. work, push, tax, exert, overwork, overburden For the next six years he drove himself mercilessly.
noun
1. run, ride, trip, journey, spin (informal), hurl (Scot.), outing, excursion, jaunt We might go for a drive on Sunday.
2. driveway, avenue, roadway, approach, access road I walked back up the drive towards the car.
3. initiative, push (informal), energy, enterprise, ambition, pep, motivation, zip (informal), vigour, welly (slang), get-up-and-go (informal) He is best remembered for his drive and enthusiasm.
4. desire, need, urge, instinct, appetite compelling, dynamic sex drives
5. campaign, push (informal), crusade, action, effort, appeal, advance, surge the drive towards democracy
drive at something (Informal) mean, suggest, intend, refer to, imply, intimate, get at, hint at, have in mind, allude to, insinuate He wasn't sure what she was driving at.

drive

verb
1. To force to move or advance with or as if with blows or pressure:
2. To urge to move along:
3. To move or advance against strong resistance:
4. To run and control (a motor vehicle):
Slang: tool.
5. To set or keep going:
6. To force to work:
7. To exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion:
8. To cause to penetrate with force:
9. To fix (an idea, for example) in someone's mind by reemphasis and repetition:
10. To look for and pursue (game) in order to capture or kill it:
noun
1. A trip in a motor vehicle:
Informal: spin, whirl.
2. A course affording passage from one place to another:
3. An organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
4. An aggressive readiness along with energy to undertake taxing efforts:
Translations
جُهْد خاصجَوْلَه في سَيّارَهحَيَوِيَّه، حَماس، حافِزسَوّاقَةُ الأقْراص في الكومبيوترطَريق خصوصي مِن البَوّابه إالى البَيت
říditúdervéztzatloucielán
kørekøreturkørselopkørselslå
juhtimasõitma
ajaaajoajomatkaasemadraivi
vozitivožnja
beverkiviszkocsifelhajtókocsikázáslabdaütés
aka, keyraátak; herferîdugnaîur, drifkrafturflytja , akaheimreiî, aîkeyrsla
運転するドライブ
드라이브운전하다
atvežtiišvarytiįvarytiįvažiuojamaskreipti kalbą
aizvestdarbinātdiskdzinisdzītiedzīt
conduceghida
hnaťmechanikapríjazdová cestašoférovaťzatĺcť
dovozvožnjagongonitipeljati
körauppfartsväg
kuendesha
การขับรถเที่ยวขับ
sürmekvuruşyolculukaraba gezintisi/yolculuğuaraba özel yolu
chuyến đi chơi bằng xelái xe

drive

[draɪv] (drove (vb: pt) (driven (pp)))
A. N
1. (= journey, outing) it's a long drivese tarda mucho en coche
it's only a short drive from heredesde aquí se tarda poco en coche
one hour's drive from Londona una hora en coche de Londres
it's a 50 mile driveestá a una distancia de 50 millas
to go for a driveir a dar una vuelta or un paseo en coche
see also test D
2. (= private road) (in front of garage) → entrada f; (to large house) → camino m (de acceso), avenida f
his car was parked in the drivesu coche estaba aparcado en la entrada
3. (Tennis) → golpe m directo, drive m (Golf) → drive m
4. (= energy, motivation) → empuje m, dinamismo m
to have drivetener empuje or dinamismo
to lack driveno tener empuje or dinamismo
5. (Psych) (= impulse) → impulso m, instinto m
sex drivelibido f, líbido f, apetito m sexual
to have a high/low sex drivetener la libido or líbido alta/baja, tener mucho/poco apetito sexual
6. (= campaign, effort) → campaña f
a recruitment driveuna campaña de reclutamiento
a sales driveuna promoción de ventas
the drive towards industrializationel camino hacia la industrialización
7. (Tech) (= power transmission system) → transmisión f, propulsión f (Aut)
four-wheel drivetracción f en las cuatro ruedas
a four-wheel drive jeepun jeep con tracción en las cuatro ruedas
front-wheel/rear-wheel drivetracción f delantera/trasera
a left-hand/right-hand drive carun coche con el volante a la izquierda/derecha
8. (= gear position in automatic car) → marcha f
to put the car in driveponer el coche en marcha
9. (Comput) (also disk drive) → unidad f de disco
CD-ROM driveunidad f de CD-ROM
10. (= tournament) whist drivecertamen m de whist
11. (Mil) (= attack) → ofensiva f
B. VT
1. (= operate) [+ car, bus, train] → conducir, manejar (LAm); [+ racing car, speedboat] → pilotar
he drives a taxies taxista
she drives a Mercedestiene un Mercedes
2. (= carry) [+ passenger] → llevar (en coche)
I'll drive you homete llevo a tu casa
he drove me to the stationme llevó a la estación
3. (= power) [+ machine, vehicle] → hacer funcionar
4. (= cause to move) they drive the cattle to new pasturesconducen el ganado a otros pastos
the wind drove the rain into our eyesel viento hacía que la lluvia nos azotaba en los ojos
a strong wind was driving the clouds across the skyun viento fuerte arrastraba las nubes por el cielo
the gale drove the ship off courseel temporal hizo que el barco perdiera su rumbo
troops drove the demonstrators off the streetslas tropas obligaron a los manifestantes a abandonar las calles
5. (= push, hammer) [+ nail, stake] → clavar (into en) to drive a post into the groundclavar or hincar un poste en el suelo
she drove her fist straight into his facele dio con el puño justo en la cara
see also home B2
6. (= excavate) [+ tunnel] → abrir, construir; [+ hole] → perforar; [+ furrow] → hacer
7. (= force) I was driven to itme vi forzado a ello
competition has driven prices downla competencia ha hecho que bajen los precios
hunger eventually drove him out of the housefinalmente el hambre lo empujó a salir de la casa
high prices are driving local people out of the areael que los precios sean tan altos está haciendo que la gente se vaya a vivir a otras zonas
the recession drove them into bankruptcyla recesión los llevó a la bancarrota
to drive sb to despairllevar a algn a la desesperación
to drive sb to drink his worries drove him to drinksus problemas le llevaron a la bebida
it's enough to drive you to drink (hum) → te crispa los nervios
to drive sb madvolver loco a algn
see also bargain A1
see also home B2
8. (= impel, motivate) → empujar, mover
he was driven by greed/ambitionlo empujaba or movía la avaricia/ambición
to drive sb to do sth; drive sb into doing sthempujar or llevar a algn a hacer algo
depression drove him to attempt suicidela depresión le empujó or llevó a intentar suicidarse
what drove you to write this book?¿qué le empujó or llevó a escribir este libro?
9. (= overwork) to drive sb hardhacer trabajar mucho a algn
she is driving herself too hardse está exigiendo demasiado
10. (Sport) [+ ball] → mandar
C. VI
1. (= operate vehicle) → conducir, manejar (LAm)
can you drive?¿sabes conducir or (LAm) manejar?
to drive on the leftcircular por la izquierda
2. (= go) he drove alonehizo el viaje en coche solo
we've driven 50 miles in the last hourhemos recorrido 80km (con el coche) en la última hora
next time we'll drive therela próxima vez iremos en coche
he drives around in an expensive carva por ahí en un coche de esos caros
to drive at 50km an hourir (en un coche) a 50km por hora
we'll drive down in the car this weekendeste fin de semana bajaremos en coche
he drove into a wallchocó con un muro
to drive to Londonir a Londres en coche
3. (= handle) → conducirse, manejarse (LAm)
the new Ford drives really wellel nuevo Ford se conduce or (LAm) se maneja muy bien
4. (= beat) heavy rain drove against the windowla fuerte lluvia azotaba el cristal
D. CPD drive shaft N (Aut) → árbol m motor
drive along
A. VT + ADV [wind, current] → empujar
B. VI + ADV [vehicle] → circular; [person] → conducir
drive at VI + PREP (fig) (= intend, mean) → insinuar, dar a entender
what are you driving at?¿qué (es lo que) estás insinuando or dando a entender?
drive away
A. VT + ADV
1. (= chase away) [+ person] → ahuyentar; [+ cares] → alejar, quitarse de encima
the smoke drove the mosquitos awayel humo ahuyentó a los mosquitos
in the end his jealousy drove her awayal final sus celos la ahuyentaron
2. (in vehicle) → llevarse (en coche)
B. VI + ADV = drive off B
drive back
A. VT + ADV
1. (= force to retreat) [+ person, army] → hacer retroceder
2. (in vehicle) → llevar de vuelta (en coche)
B. VI + ADVvolver (en coche)
drive off
A. VT + ADV (= force to retreat) [+ enemy] → ahuyentar; (= force to leave) → expulsar, echar
B. VI + ADVirse, marcharse (en coche); [vehicle] → partir
drive on
A. VI + ADV [person, vehicle] (after accident) → no parar; (after stopping) → seguir adelante
drive on!¡siga!
B. VT + ADV (= incite, encourage) → empujar, mover
it was the desire to win that drove her onera su deseo de ganar lo que la empujaba or movía (a seguir)
drive on to VI + PREP [+ ferry] → embarcar en
drive out VT + ADV (= force to leave) invading tribes drove them outlas tribus invasoras los expulsaron de sus tierras
the smell drove me outel olor me obligó a salir
it is said to drive out evil spiritsse dice que ahuyenta a los espíritus malignos
drive over
A. VT + ADV (= convey) → llevar en coche
B. VI + PREP (= crush) → aplastar
C. VI + ADV (= come) → venir en coche; (= go) → ir en coche
we drove over in two hoursvinimos en dos horas
we drove over to see themfuimos a verlos (en coche)
drive up
A. VT + ADV [+ price] → hacer subir
B. VI + ADV [person] → acercarse (en coche); [vehicle] → pararse
the car drove up in front of the police stationel coche se paró delante de la comisaría
he drove up in a limousinese acercó en una limusina

drive

[ˈdraɪv]
n
(= car journey) → trajet m en voiture
We've got a long drive tomorrow
BUT Nous avons une longue route à faire demain.
It's a thirty mile drive
BUT C'est à cinquante kilomètres.
It's a 2-hour drive from Birmingham
BUT C'est à 2 heures de Birmingham en voiture.
(for pleasure)promenade f en voiture, tour m en voiture
to go for a drive → faire une promenade en voiture
We went for a drive in the country → Nous avons fait un tour à la campagne.
(also driveway) → allée f
He parked his car in the drive → Il a garé sa voiture dans l'allée.
(= energy) → dynamisme m, énergie f
(= instinct) → instinct f
(= effort) → effort m concerté
[golfer, cricketer] → drive m
[car] → traction f
front-wheel drive → traction f avant
rear-wheel drive → propulsion f arrière
left-hand drive → conduite f à gauche
right-hand drive → conduite f à droite
(= power transmission) → transmission f
(COMPUTING) (also disk drive) → lecteur m de disquettes (also tape drive) → dérouleur m de bande magnétique
vb [drove] (pt) [driven] (pp)
vt
[+ car, bus] → conduire
He drives a taxi
BUT Il est chauffeur de taxi.
(= take by car) [+ person] → conduire
My mother drives me to school → Ma mère me conduit à l'école.
to drive sb to the station → conduire qn à la gare
to drive sb to the airport → conduire qn à l'aéroport
to drive sb home → raccompagner qn
He offered to drive me home → Il m'a proposé de me raccompagner.
(= power) [+ motor, wheel, rocket] → actionner
(= kick hard) [+ football] → envoyer (= hit hard) [+ tennis ball] → envoyer
[+ animal] → conduire
(= lead, push) [+ person] to drive sb to sth [+ murder, suicide] → conduire qn à qch, pousser qn à qch
to drive sb to desperation → réduire qn au désespoir
to drive sb into sth → conduire qn à qch, pousser qn à qch
to drive sb to do sth → pousser qn à faire qch, conduire qn à faire qch
to drive sb somewhere (= force to go) → pousser qn quelque part
to drive sb mad → rendre qn fou(folle)
He drives her mad → Il la rend folle.
to be driven by sth (= strongly motivated) → être poussé(e) par qch
vi
(= be at the wheel) → conduire
She's learning to drive → Elle apprend à conduire.
Can you drive? → Tu sais conduire?
to drive at 50 km an hour → rouler à 50 km/h
(= travel by car) → aller en voiture
"Did you go by train?" - "No, we drove." → "Vous êtes partis en train?" - "Non, nous y sommes allés en voiture."
to drive down to somewhere (= go by car) → aller quelque part en voiture
to drive up to somewhere (= go by car) → aller quelque part en voiture
drive at
vt fus (fig) (= intend, mean) → vouloir dire, en venir à
What are you driving at? → Où voulez-vous en venir?
drive away
vt [+ customers, friends] → faire fuir
drive down
vt sep [+ prices] → faire baisser; [+ crime] → faire baisser
drive in
vt sep (= hammer in) [+ nail, peg] → enfoncer
to drive sth into sth → enfoncer qch dans qch
drive off
vt sep (= force to go away) [+ attackers] → chasser
vi (in car)s'en aller (en voiture)
drive on
vi
(= continue driving) → poursuivre sa route, continuer
(= resume driving) → reprendre la route, repartir
vt sep (= incite, encourage) → inciter
drive out
vt sep (= get rid of) → se débarrasser de
drive up
vt sep [+ prices] → faire monterdrive-by [ˈdraɪvbaɪ] n (also drive-by shooting) tentative d'assassinat par coups de feu tirés d'une voituredrive-in [ˈdraɪvɪn] (mainly US)
adjdrive-in inv
n (= restaurant) → drive-in m invdrive-in window n (US)guichet-auto m

drive

vb: pret <drove>, ptp <driven>
n
(Aut: = journey) → (Auto)fahrt f; to go for a driveein bisschen (raus)fahren; to go for a drive to the coastans Meer fahren; he took her for a drive in his new carer machte mit ihr eine Spazierfahrt in seinem neuen Auto; it’s about one hour’s drive from Londones ist etwa eine Stunde Fahrt von London (entfernt)
(into house: also driveway) → Einfahrt f; (longer) → Auffahrt f, → Zufahrt f
(Golf, Tennis) → Treibschlag m
(Psych etc) → Trieb m; sex driveGeschlechts- or Sexualtrieb m
(= energy)Schwung m, → Elan m, → Tatendrang m; you’re losing your driveIhr Elan or Schwung lässt nach; he has no driveer hat keinen Elan or Schwung
(Comm, Pol etc) → Aktion f; this is part of a drive to attract new membersdas ist Teil einer Mitgliederwerbeaktion; recruitment driveAnwerbungskampagne f; fundraising driveSammelaktion f; the drive toward(s) democracydie starke Entwicklung zur Demokratie hin ? export VI
(Mil: = offensive) → kraftvolle Offensive
(Mech: = power transmission) → Antrieb m; front-wheel/rear-wheel driveVorderrad-/Hinterradantrieb m
(Aut) → Steuerung f; left-hand driveLinkssteuerung f
(Cards) ? whist
(Comput) → Laufwerk nt
vt
(= cause to move) people, animals, dust, clouds etctreiben; to drive somebody out of the countryjdn aus dem Land (ver)treiben; to drive a nail/stake into somethingeinen Nagel/Pfahl in etw (acc)treiben; the gale drove the ship off courseder Sturm trieb das Schiff vom Kurs ab
cart, car, trainfahren; he drives a taxi (for a living)er ist Taxifahrer, er fährt Taxi (inf)
(= convey in vehicle) personfahren; I’ll drive you homeich fahre Sie nach Hause; could you drive us there?können Sie uns dahin fahren?
(= provide power for, operate) motor (belt, shaft)antreiben; (electricity, fuel)betreiben; (Comput) → steuern; a car driven by electricityein Auto ntmit Elektroantrieb
(Tennis, Golf) balldriven (spec); to drive the balleinen Treibball spielen
(= cause to be in a state or to become)treiben; to drive somebody round the bend (Brit inf) or madjdn verrückt machen; to drive somebody to murderjdn zum Mord treiben; I was driven to itich wurde dazu getrieben; who/what drove you to do that?wer/was trieb or brachte Sie dazu(, das zu tun)?
(= force to work hard) personhart herannehmen, schinden (pej); he drives himself very harder fordert sich selbst sehr stark
tunneltreiben; wellausheben; nailschlagen
vi
(= travel in vehicle)fahren; can you or do you drive?fahren Sie Auto?; he’s learning to driveer lernt Auto fahren; to drive at 50 km an hourmit (einer Geschwindigkeit von) 50 km in der Stunde fahren; to drive on the rightrechts fahren; did you come by train? — no, we drovesind Sie mit der Bahn gekommen? — nein, wir sind mit dem Auto gefahren; it’s cheaper to drivemit dem Auto ist es billiger; driving while intoxicated (US) → Fahren ntin betrunkenem Zustand, Trunkenheit fam Steuer
(= move violently)schlagen, peitschen; the rain was driving into our facesder Regen peitschte uns (dat)ins Gesicht

drive

:
drive belt
nTreibriemen m
drive-by
adj shooting, crime, murderaus dem fahrenden Auto heraus (begangen)
drive-in
adj drive cinema (esp Brit) → Autokino nt; drive bankBank fmit Autoschalter; drive restaurantDrive-in-Restaurant nt; to watch a drive moviesich (dat)einen Film im Autokino ansehen
n (= restaurant)Drive-in-Restaurant nt

drive

:
drive shaft
nAntriebswelle f; (Aut) → Kardanwelle f
drive-through, (esp US) drive-thru
nDrive-thru m
adj restaurantmit Drive-thru; drugstoremit Autoschalter
driveway
nAuffahrt f; (longer) → Zufahrtsstraße for -weg m
drive wheel
nAntriebsrad nt, → Treibrad nt

drive

[draɪv] (drove (vb: pt) (driven (pp)))
1. n
a. (outing) → giro; (journey) → tragitto
to go for a drive → andare a fare un giro in macchina
it's a long drive → è un lungo viaggio
it's 3 hours' drive from London → è a 3 ore di macchina da Londra
b. (leading to house) → vialetto (d'accesso)
c. (Tennis) → diritto (Golf) → drive m inv
d. (energy) → grinta, energia; (motivation) → spinta, stimolo (Psych) → impulso; (effort) → sforzo eccezionale
sex drive → libido f inv
e. (Comm, Pol) → campagna
sales drive → campagna di vendita
f. (Tech) → trasmissione f (Aut) front-/rear-wheel drivetrazione f anteriore/posteriore
left-/right-hand drive → guida a sinistra/destra
g. (Comput) (also disk drive) → disk drive m inv, unità f inv a dischi magnetici
2. vt
a. (cause to move, people, animals) → condurre; (clouds, leaves) → sospingere
the gale drove the ship off course → la tempesta ha spinto la nave fuori rotta
to drive sb hard (fig) → far sgobbare qn
to drive sb to (do) sth → spingere qn a (fare) qc
I was driven to it → sono stato costretto a farlo
he is driven by greed/ambition → è spinto dall'avidità/dall'ambizione
to drive sb mad → far impazzire qn
to drive sb to despair → ridurre qn alla disperazione
b. (vehicle) → guidare; (passenger) → portare (in macchina )
he drives a taxi → fa il tassista
he drives a Mercedes → ha una Mercedes
I'll drive you home → ti porto a casa (in macchina)
c. (operate, machine) → azionare
steam-driven train → treno a vapore
machine driven by electricity → macchina che funziona a elettricità
d. (nail, stake) to drive (into)conficcare (in), piantare (in)
to drive this point home, she pointed out that ... → per farsi capire bene, ha sottolineato che...
3. vi (drive a car) → guidare; (travel by car) → andare in macchina
to drive away/back → partire/ritornare in macchina
can you drive? → sai guidare?
to drive at 50 km an hour → guidare or andare a 50 km all'ora
to drive on the left → guidare a sinistra
drive at vi + prep (fig, intend, mean) → mirare a, voler dire
drive back vt + adv (person, army) → respingere, ributtare indietro
drive off vt + adv (enemy) → cacciare
drive on
1. vi + advproseguire, andare (più) avanti
2. vt + adv (incite, encourage) → sospingere, spingere
drive out vt + advcacciare (fig) → fare allontanare
drive up vi + adv (car) → sopraggiungere, arrivare; (person) → arrivare (in macchina)

drive

(draiv) past tense drove (drouv) : past participle driven (ˈdrivn) verb
1. to control or guide (a car etc). Do you want to drive (the car), or shall I?
2. to take, bring etc in a car. My mother is driving me to the airport.
3. to force or urge along. Two men and a dog were driving a herd of cattle across the road.
4. to hit hard. He drove a nail into the door; He drove a golf-ball from the tee.
5. to cause to work by providing the necessary power. This mill is driven by water.
noun
1. a journey in a car, especially for pleasure. We decided to go for a drive.
2. a private road leading from a gate to a house etc. The drive is lined with trees.
3. energy and enthusiasm. I think he has the drive needed for this job.
4. a special effort. We're having a drive to save electricity.
5. in sport, a hard stroke (with a golf-club, a cricket bat etc).
6. (computers) a disk drive.
ˈdriver noun
a person who drives a car etc. a bus-driver.
ˈdriver's license noun
(American) a driving licence.
ˈdrive-in adjective
(of a cinema, café etc, especially in North America) catering for people who remain in their cars while watching a film, eating etc. a drive-in movie.
ˈdrive-through adjective
that one may drive through (and do something without getting out of the car). a drivethrough bank/restaurant/zoo.
ˈdriving licence noun
a licence for driving a road vehicle.
be driving at
to be trying to say or suggest. I don't know what you're driving at.
drive off
1. to leave or go away in a car etc. He got into a van and drove off.
2. to keep away. to drive off flies.
3. in golf, to make the first stroke from the tee.
drive on
1. to carry on driving a car etc. Drive on – we haven't time to stop!
2. to urge strongly forward. It was ambition that drove him on.

drive

نُزْهَةٌ في سَيَارَة, يَقُودُ jízda, řídit køre, kørsel fahren, Fahrt διαδρομή με όχημα, οδηγώ conducir, viaje en carro, viaje en coche ajaa, ajomatka conduire, promenade voziti, vožnja guidare, viaggio in auto ドライブ, 運転する 드라이브, 운전하다 rijden, rit kjøre, kjøretur kierować, przejażdżka conduzir, dirigir, passeio de carro водить, езда köra, uppfartsväg การขับรถเที่ยว, ขับ sürmek, yolculuk chuyến đi chơi bằng xe, lái xe 驾驶

drive

n. paseo, vuelta; impulso; [haste] exigencia; [energy] energía, vigor;
vi.
[vehicles] conducir, manejar, guiar; to ___ someone crazyenloquecer, volver loco-a;
v.
to go for a ___dar un paseo.

drive

n impulso; sex — impulso sexual, libido f; vt, vi (pret drove; pp driven) (a vehicle) conducir, manejar; driving under the influence (DUl).conducir bajo los efectos del alcohol
References in classic literature ?
But it does seem so nice to have little suppers and bouquets, and go to parties, and drive home, and read and rest, and not work.
On the grassy bank Wing Biddlebaum had tried again to drive his point home.
He told us we had a long night drive ahead of us, and had better be on the hike.
He seems to be getting ready to drive away somewhere.
It may be as you say," he continued, reverting to the purport of Heyward's last remark; "and the greater the reason why we should cut our steaks, and let the carcass drive down the stream, or we shall have the pack howling along the cliffs, begrudging every mouthful we swallow.
40 steppers and a skeleton buggy to meet you at the top of the hill and drive you over to the cabin.
It was a death that blasted with strange horror the humble name of the dweller in the cottage, and made it seem almost a religious act to drive the plough over the little area of his habitation, and obliterate his place and memory from among men.
We're at Thwaite Station and we've got a long drive before us.
With this promise the jarvey was prevailed upon to clamber to his place and drive, with hideous deliberation, to the door of the Lodge.
My wife was curiously silent throughout the drive, and seemed oppressed with forebodings of evil.
When they saw all this, my men begged me to let them first steal some cheeses, and make off with them to the ship; they would then return, drive down the lambs and kids, put them on board and sail away with them.
Therefore drive them yourself and I will be ready for him with my spear.