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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
“Faced with the prospect of incarceration, Thelma and Louise would drive their car off a cliff into the Grand Canyon.”
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To move or urge on mentally or emotionally
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“My past failures would actually drive me to work harder.”
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To urge or push inward through force
“A hammer strong enough to drive a nail into a wall must also be capable of crushing your thumb.”
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To propel or carry along by force in a specified direction
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“The strong winds would drive our boat back to shore.”
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To transport or be transported in a vehicle
“There was a chauffeur available to drive us around during our business trip.”
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To travel by automobile, usually a car
“We decided to drive along the coast to our destination.”
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To impel or urge physically onward by force
“The Border Collie was bred to guard and drive sheep herds in the highland border areas.”
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To impel or force someone towards work or exertion
“Our basketball coach used to drive us really hard during training.”
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To move past at a great speed, usually in a vehicle
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“An erratic car would suddenly drive past us at almost twice the speed limit.”
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To activate, or to put into motion
“We use solar power to drive our appliances.”
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To cause to give in to pressure or harassment
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“Lobby groups would drive us to change our political position.”
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To navigate or pilot a vehicle or vessel
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To be persuaded based on available information
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To hasten the progress of or make easier
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(lead to) To culminate or result in a particular event or consequence
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To hit or strike, often with one's hand
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To puncture or pierce with a sharp, pointed object
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To implant or ingrain, literally or into one's consciousness
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To apply great and continuous effort towards work, a task, or a goal
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To move somewhere in a slow and steady way
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To handle or operate something
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To (excessively) exert for a particular task, purpose or goal
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To drive out from hiding or cover
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(of an automobile) To have in one's possession for use
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To drive a motor vehicle in order to evaluate it, especially before potential purchase
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To develop gradually
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To place or put between or among others
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To place, fit, or push (something) into something else
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To make a hole
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To go on a voyage or journey
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To insert beneath a surface
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Seek to influence (a legislator) on an issue
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To strike or propel, usually forcibly, with the foot
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To assemble or congregate in one place or as a group
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To draw out or empty a space or container
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Campaign to arouse public concern about an issue in the hope of prompting action
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To fill something to overflowing, especially with force
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To move, demolish, or flatten with a bulldozer
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Travel some distance between one's home and place of work on a regular basis
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Keep control over
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To cover completely with water
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Pursue or approach stealthily
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Move through the water in a boat using a paddle or paddles
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To make as good as possible
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To affix or impress a pattern or mark on a surface, object, document, or figuratively in one's mind
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To move around or sideways unsteadily
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To use as a route or means of transport
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To be or to provide an advantage to
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A trip or journey in a car
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“My favorite cafe is only a ten-minute drive from where I live.”
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Determination and ambition to achieve something
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“With such drive and enthusiasm, there's no limit to how much this young prodigy can achieve.”
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An organized effort by a number of people to achieve a purpose
“The media company is conducting a membership drive to raise funds for expansion.”
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An innate, biologically determined urge to attain a goal or satisfy a need
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“Richard Hendricks was motivated by his lifelong drive to make the world a better place.”
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A short road leading from a public road to a house or other building
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“He then left the premises, walking down the drive and turning away to head home.”
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An electronic storage device
“I need a laptop with a drive that has a large capacity.”
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An organized gathering to play whist or another game, involving many players
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“The whist drive in Kelly's on Saturday, January 24th in aid of club funds was well supported.”
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The fact of continuing in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition
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The characteristic of being rapid
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A person or thing that has an uplifting influence on one's intellect, emotion or creativity