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Verb
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
“My past failures would actually drive me to work harder.”
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To urge or push inward by 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
“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 an 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
“An erratic car would suddenly drive past us at almost twice the speed limit.”
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To cause to function
“We use solar power to drive our appliances.”
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To cause to give in to pressure
“Lobby groups would drive us to change our political position.”
Noun
A trip or journey in a car
“My favorite cafe is only a ten-minute drive from where I live.”
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Determination and ambition to achieve something
“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
“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
“He then left the premises, walking down the drive and turning away to head home.”
Noun
An electronic storage device
“I need a laptop with a drive that has a large capacity.”
Noun
An organized gathering to play whist or another game, involving many players
“The whist drive in Kelly's on Saturday January 24th in aid of club funds was well supported.”
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