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Drive — synonyms, definition

1. drive (Noun)

71 synonym
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12 definitions

drive (Noun) — The act of applying force to propel something. ex. "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

drive (Noun) — A mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine. ex. "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"

drive (Noun) — A series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end. ex. "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"

drive (Noun) — A road leading up to a private house. ex. "they parked in the drive"

drive (Noun) — The trait of being highly motivated. ex. "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"

drive (Noun) — Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver. ex. "he sliced his drive out of bounds"

drive (Noun) — The act of driving a herd of animals overland.

drive (Noun) — A journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile). ex. "he took the family for a drive in his new car"

drive (Noun) — A physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire.

drive (Noun) — (computing) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium.

drive (Noun) — A wide scenic road planted with trees. ex. "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"

drive (Noun) — (sport) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash).

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6 parts
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2 topics
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2. drive (Verb)

143 synonyms
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22 definitions

drive (Verb) — (driving) operate or control a vehicle. ex. "drive a car or bus" ex. "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

drive (Verb) — (driving) travel or be transported in a vehicle. ex. "We drove to the university every morning"

drive (Verb) — Cause someone or something to move by driving. ex. "She drove me to school every day" ex. "We drove the car to the garage"

drive (Verb) — Force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically. ex. "He drives me mad"

drive (Verb) — To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly.

drive (Verb) — Cause to move back by force or influence. ex. "drive the enemy"

drive (Verb) — Compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment. ex. "She finally drove him to change jobs"

drive (Verb) — Push, propel, or press with force. ex. "Drive a nail into the wall"

drive (Verb) — Cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force. ex. "drive the ball far out into the field"

drive (Verb) — Strive and make an effort to reach a goal. ex. "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"

drive (Verb) — Move into a desired direction of discourse. ex. "What are you driving at?"

drive (Verb) — Have certain properties when driven. ex. "My new truck drives well"

drive (Verb) — Work as a driver. ex. "He drives a bread truck" ex. "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"

drive (Verb) — Move by being propelled by a force. ex. "The car drove around the corner"

drive (Verb) — Urge forward. ex. "drive the cows into the barn"

drive (Verb) — (driving) proceed along in a vehicle. ex. "We drive the turnpike to work"

drive (Verb) — (golf) strike with a driver, as in teeing off. ex. "drive a golf ball"

drive (Verb) — (sport) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally. ex. "drive a ball"

drive (Verb) — (mining) excavate horizontally. ex. "drive a tunnel"

drive (Verb) — Cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling. ex. "The amplifier drives the tube" ex. "steam drives the engines" ex. "this device drives the disks for the computer"

drive (Verb) — (hunting) search for game. ex. "drive the forest"

drive (Verb) — (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground. ex. "drive the game"

43 types of
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2 see also
drive in drive out