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  • n  the act of applying force to propel something
    after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • n  a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds
  • n  a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
    the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant
  • n  a road leading up to a private house
    they parked in the driveway
  • n  the trait of being highly motivated
    his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers
  • n  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • n  the act of driving a herd of animals overland
  • n  a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • n  a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
  • n  (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
  • n  a wide scenic road planted with trees
    the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views
  • n  (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
  • v  operate or control a vehicle
    drive a car or bus
    Can you drive this four-wheel truck?
  • v  travel or be transported in a vehicle
  • v  cause someone or something to move by driving
  • v  force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
    He drives me mad
  • v  to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
    She is driven by her passion
  • v  cause to move back by force or influence
  • v  compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
  • v  push, propel, or press with force
  • v  cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
    drive the ball far out into the field
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  move into a desired direction of discourse
  • v  have certain properties when driven
    My new truck drives well
  • v  work as a driver
    He drives a bread truck
    She drives for the taxi company in Newark
  • v  move by being propelled by a force
  • v  urge forward
    drive the cows into the barn
  • v  proceed along in a vehicle
    We drive the turnpike to work
  • v  strike with a driver, as in teeing off
    drive a golf ball
  • v  hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
    drive a ball
  • v  excavate horizontally
    drive a tunnel
  • 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
  • v  hunting: search for game
    drive the forest
  • v  hunting: chase from cover into more open ground
    drive the game

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  • The PS3 thinks locally it handles content best when it's on its hard drive, or on a disc in its drive, or on a memory card or USB keychain that's plugged in directly.
  • Although it couples two of America's greatest passions, cars and movies, the drive-in theater has seen its share of problems.
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  • Richard Clark in Wall Street Journal
    These changes are crucial to drive future growth and realize the promise of being a global health care leader for the long term,Chairman and Chief Executive Richard T. Clark said in a press release.
  • Mark Hughes in
    It is terrific news,City manager Mark Hughes told the official club website. "Carlos is an international player of the highest class who possesses all the attributes that will help drive this club forward. He is not only outstanding...
  • Rod Blagojevich in New York Times
    I'm going to keep this Senate option for me a real possibility, you know, and therefore I can drive a hard bargain,Mr. Blagojevich said in a recorded conversation with an adviser, according to the affidavit.

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