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drive pronunciación
verb (past tense drove , past participle driven , present participle driving )
1
a to control the movement of (a vehicle);
b to be legally qualified to do so.
2 intr to travel in a vehicle.
3 to take or transport someone or something in a vehicle.
4 to urge or force someone or something to move drive cattle boats driven onto the beach by the storm .
5 to make someone or something get into a particular state or condition Her chatter drives me to distraction It drove me crazy .
6 to force by striking drove the nail into the wood .
7 to produce motion in something; to make it operate machinery driven by steam .
8 sport
a in golf: to hit (a ball), especially from the tee and using a driver;
b in cricket: to hit (a ball) forward with an upright bat;
c to hit or kick (a ball, etc) with great force.
9 to conduct or dictate drive a hard bargain .
noun
1 a trip in a vehicle; travel by road.
2 a path for vehicles, leading from a private residence to the road outside. Also called driveway.
3 (Drive) a street title in an address.
4 energy and enthusiasm.
5 an organized campaign; a group effort an economy drive .
6 operating power, or a device supplying this.
7 a forceful strike of a ball in various sports.
8 a united movement forward, especially by a military force.
9 a meeting to play a game, especially cards.
[Anglo-Saxon drifan ]
drivability or driveability noun .
drivable or driveable adjective .
be driven by something to be motivated by it They were driven to steal by sheer hunger .
be driving at something to intend or imply it as a meaning or conclusion What is he driving at?
drive something home
1 to make it clearly understood.
2 to force (a bolt, nail, etc) completely in.


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