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drives, 3rd person singular present; drove, past tense; driven, past participle; driving, present participle;
  1. Operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
    • - he got into his car and drove off
    • - they drove back into town
  2. Own or use (a specified type of motor vehicle)
    • - Sue drives an old Chevy
  3. Be licensed or competent to drive a motor vehicle
    • - I take it you can drive?
  4. Convey (someone) in a vehicle, esp. a private car
    • - Shelley drove him to the supermarket
  5. Propel or carry along by force in a specified direction
    • - the wind will drive you onshore
  6. (of wind, water, or snow) Move or fall with great force
    • - the snow drove against him
  7. (of a source of power) Provide the energy to set and keep (an engine or piece of machinery) in motion
    • - turbines driven by steam
  8. (of a device) Power or operate (another device)
    • - the interface can be used to drive a printer
  9. Force (a stake or nail) into place by hitting or pushing it
    • - nails are driven through the boards
  10. Bore (a tunnel)

  11. (in ball games) Hit or kick (the ball) hard with a free swing of the bat, racket, or foot

  12. Strike (a ball) from the tee, typically with a driver

  13. Urge or force (animals or people) to move in a specified direction
    • - they drove a flock of sheep through the center of the city
  14. Urge forward and direct the course of (an animal drawing a vehicle or plow)

  15. Chase or frighten (wild animals) into nets, traps, or into a small area where they can be killed or captured
    • - they were up on the hill before dawn, ready to drive the deer
  16. Compel to leave
    • - troops drove out the demonstrators
    • - he wanted to drive me away
  17. (of a fact or feeling) Compel (someone) to act in a particular way, esp. one that is considered undesirable or inappropriate
    • - he was driven by ambition
    • - some people are driven to murder their tormentors
    • - my husband is a driven man
  18. Bring (someone) forcibly into a specified negative state
    • - the thought drove him to despair
    • - my laziness drives my wife crazy
  19. Force (someone) to work to an excessive extent
    • - you're driving yourself too hard
  1. A trip or journey in a car
    • - they went for a drive in the country
  2. A street or road
    • - Hammond Drive
  3. An innate, biologically determined urge to attain a goal or satisfy a need
    • - her emotional and sexual drives
  4. The determination and ambition of a person to achieve something
    • - her drive has sustained her through some shattering personal experiences
  5. An organized effort by a number of people to achieve a particular purpose, often to raise money
    • - we're planning a massive membership drive
  6. A series of offensive plays that advance the ball for the purpose of a score
    • - an 80-yard scoring drive
  7. The transmission of power to machinery or to the wheels of a motor vehicle

  8. (in a car with automatic transmission) The position of the gear selector in which the car will move forward, changing gears automatically as required
    • - he threw the car into drive
  9. (in ball games) A forceful stroke made with a free swing of the bat, racket, or foot against the ball

  10. A shot from the tee

  11. An act of driving a group of animals to a particular destination

  1. operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
  2. the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  3. a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
  4. travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
  5. campaign: 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"
  6. cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage"
  7. The following terms are used in American football and Canadian football, but see also the glossary of Canadian football.
  8. Drive (Band) was a five-piece progressive metal, power metal, heavy metal, and hard rock band formed in Houston, Texas, USA by Rick Chavez. They released two albums, Characters in Time (1988) and Diablero (1992).
  9. or on first and third, the runner on first steals second and trys to get the catcher to throw down to second so that the runner on third can steal home.
  10. Drive is an album by American banjoist Béla Fleck. The album was produced toward the end of Fleck's New Grass Revival carrier and before the Flecktones were formed and included an all-star list of bluegrass performers.
  11. Drive is the debut solo album by New Zealand artist Bic Runga, released in August 1997 in New Zealand. (Australia and Europe: 1998. USA: July 21, 1998.)
  12. Don't Worry, Be Happy is a compilation album by Bobby McFerrin.
  13. Self-motivation; ability coupled with ambition; A sustained advance in the face of the enemy to take a strategic objective; A motor that does not take fuel, but instead depends on a mechanism that stores potential energy for subsequent use; A trip made in a motor vehicle; A driveway; A type of ...
  14. (Drives) A drive is a customized workspace with:
  15. (Drives) Slots in your computer that allow you to put "disks" that have information on them, written in your computers language.
  16. (Drives) the innate, biological determinants of behaviour, activated by deprivation.
  17. (Drives) unlearned biological responses to specific needs necessary for survival such as food, drink, sleep, mating, and social companionship.
  18. (drives) Always referred to by a capital letter followed by a colon if it is on its own (example: Save to C: and then restart). If followed by the word 'drive', then no colon is needed. Example: D drive.
  19. (DRIVING) When the dog is working between the handler and the stock, moving the stock away from the handler.
  20. (Driving) or droving – walking animals from one place to another.
  21. (Driving) Usually, ability to exert control over the vehicle. Officers usually need not observe someone driving in order to arrest them for drunk driving. Circumstantial evidence of driving is typically sufficient to establish this element.
  22. (Driving) This is the operation of a vehicle where you are in control. Law enforcement officers do not need to see you behind the wheel in order to lay charges. They can use circumstantial evidence, which is sufficient to lay charges.
  23. (Driving) Strong urging by jockey.
  24. (DRIVING) Looking for a method to get to where you want to be; internal forces that drive you / Aiming at something, making your intentions clear; gaining momentum / Something or someone that is causing stress or 'driving you nuts' / (see VEHICLE)
  25. (Driving) A discipline in which a horse or horses pull a vehicle such as a carriage, cart, or wagon.