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    drive - Dictionary definition and meaning for word drive

    Definition
    (noun) the act of applying force to propel something
    Synonyms : driving force , thrust
    Example Sentence
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
    Definition
    (noun) a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    Example Sentence
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
    Definition
    (noun) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    Synonyms : campaign , cause , crusade , effort , movement
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a road leading up to a private house
    Synonyms : driveway , private road
    Example Sentence
    • they parked in the driveway
    Definition
    (noun) the trait of being highly motivated
    Example Sentence
    • his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
    Definition
    (noun) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    Synonyms : driving
    Example Sentence
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
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    (noun) the act of driving a herd of animals overland Definition
    (noun) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    Synonyms : ride
    Example Sentence
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
    Definition
    (noun) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire Definition
    (noun) (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium Definition
    (noun) a wide scenic road planted with trees
    Synonyms : parkway
    Example Sentence
    • the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
    Definition
    (noun) (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash) Definition
    (verb) operate or control a vehicle
    Example Sentence
    • drive a car or bus
    • Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
    Definition
    (verb) travel or be transported in a vehicle
    Synonyms : motor
    Example Sentence
    • We drove to the university every morning
    • They motored to London for the theater
    Definition
    (verb) cause someone or something to move by driving
    Example Sentence
    • She drove me to school every day
    • We drove the car to the garage
    Definition
    (verb) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    Synonyms : force , ram
    Example Sentence
    • She rammed her mind into focus
    • He drives me mad
    Definition
    (verb) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
    Example Sentence
    • She is driven by her passion
    Definition
    (verb) cause to move back by force or influence
    Example Sentence
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders
    Definition
    (verb) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
    Example Sentence
    • She finally drove him to change jobs
    Definition
    (verb) push, propel, or press with force
    Example Sentence
    • Drive a nail into the wall
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    (verb) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
    Example Sentence
    • drive the ball far out into the field
    Definition
    (verb) strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    Synonyms : labor , labour , push , tug
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (verb) move into a desired direction of discourse
    Synonyms : aim , get
    Example Sentence
    • What are you driving at?
    Definition
    (verb) have certain properties when driven
    Synonyms : ride
    Example Sentence
    • This car rides smoothly
    • My new truck drives well
    Definition
    (verb) work as a driver
    Example Sentence
    • He drives a bread truck
    • She drives for the taxi company in Newark
    Definition
    (verb) move by being propelled by a force
    Example Sentence
    • The car drove around the corner
    Definition
    (verb) urge forward
    Example Sentence
    • drive the cows into the barn
    Definition
    (verb) proceed along in a vehicle
    Synonyms : take
    Example Sentence
    • We drive the turnpike to work
    Definition
    (verb) strike with a driver, as in teeing off
    Example Sentence
    • drive a golf ball
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    (verb) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
    Example Sentence
    • drive a ball
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    (verb) excavate horizontally
    Example Sentence
    • drive a tunnel
    Definition
    (verb) cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
    Example Sentence
    • The amplifier drives the tube
    • steam drives the engines
    • this device drives the disks for the computer
    Definition
    (verb) hunting: search for game
    Example Sentence
    • drive the forest
    Definition
    (verb) hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
    Example Sentence
    • drive the game
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