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Dictionary definition for: Drive

1. (n) the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off"

2. (v) operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

3. (n) a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds"

4. (v) travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"

5. (n) 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

6. (v) cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day" "We drove the car to the garage"

7. (v) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus" "He drives me mad"

8. (n) a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway"

9. (n) the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers"

10. (v) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion"

11. (n) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"

12. (v) cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy" "push back the urge to smoke" "beat back the invaders"

13. (n) the act of driving a herd of animals overland

14. (v) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs"

15. (n) a journey in a vehicle driven by someone else; "he took the family for a drive in his new car"

16. (v) push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall"

17. (n) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire

18. (v) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field"

19. (v) 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"

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

21. (v) move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"

22. (n) a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views"

23. (v) have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly" "My new truck drives well"

24. (n) (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)

25. (v) work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck" "She drives for the taxi company in Newark"

26. (v) move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner"

27. (v) urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn"

28. (v) proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"

29. (v) strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golfball"

30. (v) hit very hard and straight with the bat swinging more or less vertically; "drive a ball"

31. (v) excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel"

32. (v) 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"

33. (v) hunting: search for game; "drive the forest"

34. (v) hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game"

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