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  • EN [ draɪv]
  • US [ draɪv]

English definition


  • 1. the act of applying force to propel something;

    • "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"
  • 2. a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine;

    • "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"
  • 3. 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"
  • 4. a road leading up to a private house;

    • "they parked in the driveway"
  • 5. the trait of being highly motivated;

    • "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"
  • 6. hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver;

    • "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
  • 7. the act of driving a herd of animals overland

  • 8. a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else;

    • "he took the family for a drive in his new car"
  • 9. a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

  • 10. (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium

  • 11. a wide scenic road planted with trees;

    • "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"
  • 12. (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)


  • 1. operate or control a vehicle;

    • "drive a car or bus"
    • "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
  • 2. travel or be transported in a vehicle;

    • "We drove to the university every morning"
    • "They motored to London for the theater"
  • 3. cause someone or something to move by driving;

    • "She drove me to school every day"
    • "We drove the car to the garage"
  • 4. force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically;

    • "She rammed her mind into focus"
    • "He drives me mad"
  • 5. to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly;

    • "She is driven by her passion"
  • 6. cause to move back by force or influence;

    • "repel the enemy"
    • "push back the urge to smoke"
    • "beat back the invaders"
  • 7. compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment;

    • "She finally drove him to change jobs"
  • 8. push, propel, or press with force;

    • "Drive a nail into the wall"
  • 9. cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force;

    • "drive the ball far out into the field"
  • 10. 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"
  • 11. move into a desired direction of discourse;

    • "What are you driving at?"
  • 12. have certain properties when driven;

    • "This car rides smoothly"
    • "My new truck drives well"
  • 13. work as a driver;

    • "He drives a bread truck"
    • "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"
  • 14. move by being propelled by a force;

    • "The car drove around the corner"
  • 15. urge forward;

    • "drive the cows into the barn"
  • 16. proceed along in a vehicle;

    • "We drive the turnpike to work"
  • 17. strike with a driver, as in teeing off;

    • "drive a golfball"
  • 18. hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically;

    • "drive a ball"
  • 19. excavate horizontally;

    • "drive a tunnel"
  • 20. 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"
  • 21. hunting: search for game;

    • "drive the forest"
  • 22. hunting: chase from cover into more open ground;

    • "drive the game"

Example sentences

  • You can drive a hard bargain in the free market.

  • The enemy drive towards the town seemed checked.

  • You may think it an innocent joke to drive away another person's car but in the eyes of the law it is theft.

  • You'd better drive away your cares.

  • This will help drive home the meaning of the new words.

  • It is dangerous to drive with a dirty windshield.

  • I watched him drive the cattle out.

  • You'll end up in hospital if you drive your car like that.

  • A drunkard is unfit to drive.

  • If you drive as recklessly as that, you'll end in hospital.

  • Whether you drive or take the train, you must be here on time.

  • We're going to launch a big recruitment drive in the autumn.

  • The car is superbly engineered and a pleasure to drive.

  • A lack of narrative drive leaves the reader with piecemeal vignettes.

  • More gravel is needed to fill the hollow in the drive.

  • There would be an accident if you drive carelessly like this.

  • No American should have to drive out of town to breathe clean air.

  • There are certain things he does that drive me mad.

  • A lorry can drive up to 600 miles on a single tank of fuel.

  • A newspaper half jested: Had alcohol not already killed him, this would surely drive him to drink.

  • It is a sensuous but demanding car to drive.

  • In Britain cars drive on the left.

  • Matthew had no drive. He coasted along on his good looks.

  • I'll drive you back to your hotel later. It's no bother.

  • I had to drive eight miles at rush hour.

  • It was raining quietly and steadily and there were little pools of water on the gravel drive.

  • Sometimes they just drive slowly down the lane enjoying the scenery.

Phrase collocation

  • drive something home

  • let drive

    attack with blows, missiles, or criticism

  • what someone is driving at

    the point that someone is attempting to make

    • I don't understand what you're driving at.

  • drive at

    To mean to do or say

    • I don't understand what you're driving at.

Synonym discrimination

  • drive, ride

  • motivate, drive, prompt

Meaning of drive

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