drive home


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Related to drive home: home stretch, ponder on, driveability
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.drive home - carry out or perform; "deliver an attack", "deliver a blow"; "The boxer drove home a solid left"
give - cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; "She gave him a black eye"; "The draft gave me a cold"
land - deliver (a blow); "He landed several blows on his opponent's head"
2.drive home - make clear by special emphasis and try to convince somebody of something; "drive home a point or an argument"; "I'm trying to drive home these basic ideas"
accent, accentuate, emphasize, stress, punctuate, emphasise - to stress, single out as important; "Dr. Jones emphasizes exercise in addition to a change in diet"
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vt sep naileinschlagen, einhämmern; argumenteinhämmern; she drove home her point that …sie legte eindringlich und überzeugend dar, dass …; how can I drive it home to him that it’s urgent?wie kann ich (es) ihm nur klarmachen, dass es dringend ist?
References in classic literature ?
He got drunk one evening in town and started to drive home to Unionville along the railroad tracks.
There came three months of mental worry, hard rolling, remorse, and physical pain to drive home the lesson of insufficient experience.
With a sinking heart he watched Dolokhov's hands and thought, "Now then, make haste and let me have this card and I'll take my cap and drive home to supper with Denisov, Natasha, and Sonya, and will certainly never touch a card again.
Yulka forgot to give me back my comforter, and I had to drive home directly against the wind.
On market nights he used to stay very late at the inn, and then drive home at a gallop.
WHEN you have had a what feels like the longest day ever at work, the last thing that you want to do is to drive home.
Co-ordinator Andrew Bright said: "Young road users fall into a high risk group and although the majority behave responsibly we just want to drive home the consequences of getting it wrong.
THE number of Brits that chose to drive home to visit family this year declined significantly and is now much smaller than it was 10 years ago, according to new research.
RUTLAND -- Investigators worked into the evening Saturday at the Joanna Drive home where the body of a woman was found in the burning building Friday morning.
When she refused to reply to his texts and changed her mobile number, he even drove a nail in to her tyre, causing it to go flat so that she was unable to drive home.
LONG DRIVE HOME provides a fine novel from an author whose first novel became a quick literary sensation, named one of 2007[s most notable books.
COLIN Montgomerie relished an opportunity to start assessing the magnitude of his achievement as a winning Ryder Cup captain - a six-hour drive home.