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drive-through

or drive-thru (drīv′thro͞o′)
adj.
1. Relating to or conducting exchanges with clients who drive up to a window and remain in their vehicles: drive-thru banking.
2. drive-through Performed or provided quickly and routinely: a drive-through delivery in a hospital.
n.
1. A drive-through establishment, especially a restaurant.
2. A window at such an establishment, from which business is conducted.
3. The lane by which drivers approach such a window and drive away after being served: decided to go through the drive-through rather than eating inside.

drive-through

or

drive-thru

n
1. a takeaway restaurant, shop, etc designed so that customers can use it without leaving their cars
2. (Other Non-sporting Hobbies) a takeaway restaurant, shop, etc designed so that customers can use it without leaving their cars
3. (Automotive Engineering) a takeaway restaurant, shop, etc designed so that customers can use it without leaving their cars
adj
4. of or relating to a drive-through establishment: a drive-through burger bar.
5. (Automotive Engineering) of or relating to a drive-through establishment: a drive-through burger bar.

drive′-through`

or drive′-thru`,


n.
1. a window, as at a restaurant or bank, to which customers drive up to be served.
2. an establishment having such a window.
adj.
3. of or being a drive-through.
[1945–50]
Translations

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.