1 drive /ˈdraɪv/ verb
drives; drove /ˈdroʊv/ ; driven /ˈdrɪvən/ ; driving
1 drive
drives; drove /ˈdroʊv/ ; driven /ˈdrɪvən/ ; driving
Learner's definition of DRIVE
: to direct the movement of (a car, truck, bus, etc.)
[+ object]
[no object]
always followed by an adverb or preposition, [no object] of a car, truck, etc. : to move in a specified manner or direction
: to travel in a car
[no object]
[+ object]
[+ object] : to take (someone or something) to a place in a car, truck, etc.
[+ object] : to own and use (a vehicle of a specified kind)
[+ object] : to move (people or animals) to or from a place by using force
[+ object] : to push (something) with force often + into
[+ object] : to make (a machine or vehicle) work or move : to provide power for (something)
often used figuratively
[+ object]
: to cause (someone) to behave in a particular way
: to force (someone) to work very hard
[+ object] : to bring (someone) into a particular condition
[+ object] : to cause (a price, number, etc.) to increase or decrease + up or down
[no object] sports : to move toward or through something with a lot of force or speed
[+ object] sports : to hit or kick (a ball or puck) with a lot of force or speed
see also driving range
[no object] of rain, wind, etc. : to fall or blow with great force see also driving

drive a hard bargain

see 1bargain

drive at

[phrasal verb]
drive at (something)
: to attempt to say or do (something) usually used as (be) driving at

drive away

[phrasal verb]
drive (someone) away or drive away (someone)
: to cause or force (someone) to leave especially by making a situation unpleasant or unattractive

drive a wedge between

see 1wedge

drive in

[phrasal verb]
drive (someone or something) in or drive in (someone or something) baseball
: to cause (a run or runner) to score

drive off

[phrasal verb]
drive (someone or something) off or drive off (someone or something)
: to cause or force (someone or something) to leave

drive out

[phrasal verb]
drive (someone or something) out or drive out (someone or something)
: to cause or force (someone or something) to leave

drive (someone) up a/the wall

see 1wall

drive your point home

see 2home
2 drive /ˈdraɪv/ noun
plural drives
2 drive
plural drives
Learner's definition of DRIVE
[count] : a journey in a car
see also test drive
[count] : a hard area or small road outside of a house where cars can be parked : driveway
used in the name of some public roads abbreviation Dr.
[count] : an effort made by a group of people to achieve a goal, to collect money, etc.
: a strong natural need or desire
[noncount] : a strong desire for success
see also driven
[count] : a device in a computer that can read information off and copy information onto disks or tape
see also disk drive, hard drive
: the way power from an engine controls and directs the movement of a vehicle see also four-wheel drive
chiefly US : a condition in which the gears of a vehicle are working in a way that allows the vehicle to move forward
sports : a ball, puck, etc., that is hit very hard see also line drive
golf : a long shot that is hit from a tee
[count] : a long or forceful military attack on an enemy
[count] American football : a series of plays that move the ball down the field toward the opponent's end zone
[count] : an act of leading cattle or sheep over land and keeping them in a group
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